Pompey told to move on from Wycombe woe

Wycombe's Dean Morgan nets to give his side a 2-0 lead over Pompey after just nine minutes   Picture: Steve Reid
Wycombe's Dean Morgan nets to give his side a 2-0 lead over Pompey after just nine minutes Picture: Steve Reid
Pompey midfielder Carl Baker Picture: Joe Pepler

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Michael Appleton has told his men to quickly put their woeful Johnstone’s Paint exit behind them.

Appleton saw Pompey crash out of the competition as they went down to a 3-1 loss to Wycombe.

The Blues boss admitted he was too angry to read his men the riot act after the defeat.

He demanded they put the loss behind them - and make it right against Crewe in the league on Saturday.

Appleton said: ‘We didn’t defend well enough and I thought we were also sloppy in front of goal.

‘I’ve not said much to the players - because if I saw them I’d probably end up losing my head with them.

‘We have to put this behind us quickly and put it right against Crewe on Saturday.’

Appleton handed a much-anticipated debut to Akos Buzsaky, who was steady rather than spectacular on his bow.

Simon Eastwood was also given a start, with Appleton pleased with the keeper’s display.

Appleton said: ‘Akos was fine.

‘He’s not played a lot of football and will take time to pick up sharpness.

‘But he will give us a very good option with his quality.

‘I thought Simon did quite well and made some good saves.

‘He wasn’t given a lot of help from the players in front of him.’