Lee Brown not getting carried away after Portsmouth's friendly win over Championship Peterborough

Lee Brown stressed Pompey should not get too carried away after their friendly victory over Peterborough at Fratton Park.

Saturday, 31st July 2021, 5:55 pm
Defender Lee Brown, left, and Ronan Curtis are all smiles in the Peterborough friendly victory. Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey were the better side against their division higher opponents, winning it courtesy of first-half goals from midfielder Ryan Tunnicliffe and Ronan Curtis.

But Brown insists the Blues should not start getting ahead of themselves after the victory.

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With just a week to go before the League One kick-off at Fleetwood, it was a welcome confidence boost for Pompey.

But Brown says that's all it was - and now they must focus on making sure they perform when the real stuff starts.

He said: ‘I think it was a good workout, you can’t read too much into these pre-season games, you take a little bit of confidence but it’s not the real McCoy - the real McCoy starts next week.

‘It is a great workout, I think we did look strong, but the real McCoy starts next week.

‘I’ve said it all pre-season, I’ve won every game in pre-season and lost the first five of the season, it absolutely means nothing.

‘It certainly don’t get no points on the board - I’d rather lose every pre-season game and win the first 10.

‘It’s a good confidence boost, it’s a good workout - I’d say it was a good workout more than anything.’