Guy salutes Henderson’s pivotal save as Blues chop Forest down

Pompey goalscorer Erik Huseklepp is tackled by Nottingham Forest skipper Luke Chambers

Pompey goalscorer Erik Huseklepp is tackled by Nottingham Forest skipper Luke Chambers

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Guy Whittingham admitted that Pompey’s 3-0 win over Nottingham Forest might have flattered them as he praised Stephen Henderson’s match-turning save.

The Blues were 1-0 up through Erik Huseklepp’s stylish opener on the stroke of half-time, but Henderson made a tremendous stop to deny Robbie Findley after the break as Pompey went on to add further goals through Dave Kitson and Huseklepp’s close-range second.

Joint caretaker boss Whittingham said: ‘In the end, it was a great win.

‘Was it a 3-0 game? I’m not so sure it was really.

‘I think the turning point was Stephen Henderson’s save. I thought it was a fantastic save and it would have been so much harder for us if it had been 1-1 at that point.

‘But we’re delighted with the three points. Everyone worked really hard for the win and it was a great atmosphere.’

Asked if he expected it to be his last match in joint charge before a new manager is appointed, Whittingham replied: ‘I’ve no idea. We just carry on as we are until we’re told differently.’

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