Frustrated Steve Cotterill believes Pompey were good for a point against Brighton.
The Blues fell to a 1-0 loss to their south coast rivals today, despite being the better team for long periods.
They couldn’t find the cutting edge they needed, however, against Gus Poyet’s side.
Cotterill said: ‘We deserved a point.
‘We created enough chances to win two south coast derbies, so it’s frustrating.
‘But we have to swallow that and lift ourselves for Reading.’
There was good news for Pompey fans, though, with the return of Benjani to Fratton Park.
The huge fans’ favourite was unveiled before the game after making a surprise return on a one-year deal.
Cotterill said: ‘He’s a fantastic lad and brings energy.
‘He’ll give everybody a lift.
‘It happened quickly. He has trained and will be with us from now. It’s a boost.
‘We hope he’ll give us something.’