Salford City are the opposition in the rearranged 2019-20 Papa John’ Trophy final at the home of football.
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Pompey v Salford City LIVE!
Last updated: Saturday, 13 March, 2021, 18:58
- Live updates from Wembley
- Jordy Hiwula, Charlie Daniels and George Byers all start
- Ronan Curtis and Marcus Harness on bench
- Ellis Harrison not in squad
‘No positives’ for Whatmough
Jack Whatmough admitted there were no positives to take from Pompey’s Wembley humbling by Salford.
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.
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 we can really take any positives from this.’
‘Salford had the first half and we had the second. There’s highs and lows but I don’t think we did enough in the first half.’
Kenny Jackett just addressing the press now
The Salford manager quite rightly saying he felt his side were superior in his post-match comments. I don’t think anyone watching that game would disagree