Jack Whatmough's bleak outlook after Portsmouth Wembley humbling by Salford City

Jack Whatmough admitted there were no positives to take from Pompey’s Wembley humbling by Salford.

Saturday, 13th March 2021, 6:54 pm
Jack Whatmough

The Blues were today turned over by the League Two side in the final of the Papa John’s Trophy at Wembley 4-2 on penalties, after it finished 0-0 after extra-time.

Kenny Jackett’s side were woeful in the first 45 minutes and could have been dead and buried against Richie Wellens’ side.

Things improved after the break but there could be no doubt at Pompey’s opposition being the worthy winners.

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If it wasn’t for the performance of Craig MacGillivray who made save after save, Salford would have ran out comprehensive victors.

Whatmough saw no reason to be optimistic from what unfolded at the home of football.

He said: ‘Craig was good today and he’s made some good saves, but is that a positive moving forward? I don’t think so. I don’t think we can really take any positives from this.’