Lee Brown delivers his verdict as Portsmouth fall to fifth successive loss at Peterborough

Lee Brown felt Pompey deserved something out of their narrow defeat to Peterborough.

Tuesday, 16th March 2021, 10:05 pm

The Blues showed plenty of endeavour and comittment against the backdrop of four successive loses, which resulted in Kenny Jackett’s departure of manager.

However, a 32nd-minute own goal from Rasmus Nicolaisen saw Pompey lose 1-0 against the high-flying Posh.

With Joe Gallen holding the reins, the Blues limited a potent attack consisting of League One top scorer Jonson Clarke-Harris and Siriki Dembele to a dearth of goalscoring chances.

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And in the second period, Pompey were the better side but struggled to create any clear-cut opportunities of their own bar a Nicolaisen header that was blocked on the line.

As a result, the Blues have picked up just four points from a possible 24 in the league and dropped to 10th spot.

Brown was heartened by Pompey’s attitude they displayed, but felt they lacked the luck required in their bad spell.

But once that turns, the reliable left-back is confident results will also pick up.

Lee Brown in action against Peterborough. Picture: Nigel Keene

Brown told The News: ‘The attitude was spot on tonight. The attitude was right, the spirit was there and we had balls bouncing round in there box where it falls for you when you're on a good run.

‘I don't remember Peterborough having any real chances. For us to come away to Peterborough and them not to have any real chances shows we were solid and that's what we needed to be.

‘We deserved more but it's not meant to be at the moment.

‘Peterborough didn't have any clear-cut chances, other than maybe one at the end when we were pushing for an equaliser.

‘You've seen it many times. When you're on a bad run, you need things to go for you and something to go in off your backside.

‘You need that bit of luck but I'm sure it will come if the boys show that fight and that spirit every week. We will start winning football matches.’

Pompey are next in action when they welcome play-off rivals Ipswich Town to Fratton Park on Saturday.

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