PAUL Cook remained upbeat over Pompey’s Adams Park display, despite defeat.
Scott Kashket’s heavily-deflected goal settled today’s match 1-0 in favour of promotion rivals Wycombe.
It was extremely harsh on Pompey, who included deadline-day recruit Eoin Doyle for a debut in five changes to the side which lost at Exeter last weekend.
The result marked a second successive defeat for the Blues to hinder their promotion aspirations.
But Cook was adamant he was encouraged by his team’s showing in a match they didn’t deserve to come away from empty handed.
He said: ‘We have got to accept the disappointment of today.
‘As much as it hurts us and everything that goes with that - and we are disappointed - we have a big few weeks coming up now as a club.
‘It’s important the fans stay with us like that and the lads can offer that same level of performance, if they do, I don’t see there will be problems.
‘I thought we excellent, I really did, I enjoyed watching us today. Last week was painful at Fratton Park, I didn’t recognise the team. Not today.
‘I am disappointed with the result, but there is a long way to go, there are 18 games now and I believe in this team and only time will tell.’