Joe Gallen was pleased with Pompey’s return as they picked up a point against Scunthorpe.
The Blues were pegged back by Kevin van Veen’s second-half goal, which cancelled out Jamal Lowe’s opener in the 1-1 draw at Fratton Park.
It was a result which saw Pompey fall out of the top six in League One, but Gallen was satisfied overall with the outcome.
The Blues assistant boss said: ‘We deserved the lead at the break.
‘Maybe we could’ve been two up and I did feel we’d need a second goal.
‘In the second half they came back into it more and their goal gave them confidence.
‘In the end a draw was a fair result, but I was pleased with our battling performance where we played some decent football.’