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Portsmouth defender calls for calm and underlines ambitions after Scunthorpe loss



Portsmouth defender Nathan Thompson believes that the club can still win promotion despite their mixed start to the campaign, The Portsmouth News is reporting.

Pompey suffered a frustrating afternoon on Saturday, losing 2-0 away at promotion hopefuls Scunthorpe United.

Portsmouth’s fourth defeat in nine games at the start of this season has seen them drop down the table to 15th place and they are now already six points off Blackpool, who occupy the final spot inside the play-off zone in League One.

This loss came a week after a fantastic 4-1 win over Fleetwood Town so the inconsistency is paining Thompson.

Pompey’s summer recruit said:

“I felt there was excellent potential in this team to get promoted and we saw that last weekend.

“Fleetwood have brought down a good side to Fratton Park and we’ve put them to the sword.

“Once we find that consistency and we start to do that more often, I feel like we’ll be in and around it.”

After winning promotion last term, it is no secret that Portsmouth are hoping for back to back promotions.

The former Premier League side are back on the ascent after years of decline but have been halted with a few disappointing results this season.

The Verdict

Pompey have a good team and they certainly have the work ethic to work their way up the table.

Thompson is right, though: they need to gain more consistency if they are to launch a bid for promotion.

If they can start climbing the table, Portsmouth have every chance of finishing in the play-off zone.

Pompey fans – What do you make of Thompson’s comments? Let us know below…

NCTJ-qualified journalist - University of Birmingham undergraduate - King's College London postgraduate - Coventry City and West Ham United

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