After narrowly missing out on promotion to the Championship earlier this year, Portsmouth have experienced a mixed start to the current campaign under manager Kenny Jackett.
Despite suffering a shock defeat to Shrewsbury Town on the opening day of the season, it seemed as if Pompey had clicked into gear following victories over Birmingham City and Tranmere Rovers at Fratton Park.
However, after losing 2-1 to rivals Sunderland last weekend, Portsmouth looked all at sea during a remarkable 3-3 draw with Coventry City on Tuesday which saw the visitors score two late goals despite only have nine-men on the pitch.
Whereas the season is still very much its infancy, the fact that Pompey currently find themselves 14th in the League One standings will understandably be a worry for Jackett as well as the club’s supporters.
Former Portsmouth midfielder David Norris has given his take the club’s campaign so far in an exclusive interview with Football League World.
Norris believes that Pompey have made an average start to the year in what he believes is a difficult division.
“It’s been a steady start, I think they they would have expected to be challenging at to the top but it’s a tough league,” Norris told Football League World, in an exclusive interview with Chief Editor, Sam Rourke.
“I’m sure they would have liked to have got another win in there at least [from their first four games].
“But no-one has managed to secure maximum points so far in League One.
“So keeping this in mind, it has been a steady start.”
With Portsmouth’s scheduled clash with Rotherham United having to be postponed due to the fact that the Victorious Festival is taking place in the city on Saturday (via The News), their supporters will have to wait until Wednesday to see the club return to action in the Carabao Cup.
Having knocked Birmingham out of the competition in the first round, Pompey will fancy their chances of beating Queens Park Rangers at the Kiyan Prince Foundation Stadium.