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.’