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Danny Cowley issues clear verdict on his situation as Portsmouth struggles continue

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Portsmouth manager Danny Cowley insists he is used to handling pressure, amid his side’s continuing struggles.

Cowley saw his Pompey side thrashed 4-0 at home to Ipswich on Tuesday night, with Macauley Bonne, Conor Chaplin, Sone Aluko and Wes Burns on the scoresheet for the visitors.

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That means that Portsmouth have now conceded four goals in each of their last two outings, and have won just once in their last 12 games in all competitions.

As a result of that run, Pompey have now slipped to 17th in the League One table, just four points clear of the relegation zone.

That prompted some boos from the Fratton Park support on Tuesday, but it seems Cowley feels that is nothing new for him to deal with, due to the pressure and expectation he puts on himself.

Speaking about the scrutiny he might be under after that recent run, the Portsmouth boss told Hampshire Live: “I am under pressure every single day of my life.

“Since the day I can remember I have always put pressure on myself and I always will because I want to do something with my life, be someone. I want to achieve something.”

Next up for Portsmouth is a trip to the Wham Stadium on Saturday afternoon, to face tenth placed Accrington Stanley.

The Verdict

This does seem to be a rather confident claim that Cowley is making here.

Judging by what he is saying, he is backing himself to turn things around at Portsmouth, in spite of that recent dismal form.

Cowley has shown in the past that he is a decent manager at this level, so the prospect of him succeeding with that is far from impossible.

However, the decision over whether he gets the chance to do that could soon be taken out of his hands if results do not improve, so he may need something quick if he is to prove himself at Fratton Park.


UCLan Sports Journalism graduate, been writing for Football League World since March 2019. I've previously worked for the likes of Blackburn Rovers and Opta, among others.

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