Portsmouth resolve delights assistant as they close gap on League One leaders against Shrewsbury

Joe Gallen praised Pompey for toughing out a return to winning ways against Shrewsbury.

Saturday, 15th February 2020, 5:57 pm
Updated Saturday, 15th February 2020, 5:57 pm
Pompey showed their character in testing conditions against Shrewsbury. Picture: Jason Brown.

Pompey eventually broke down the Shrews’ stubborn rearguard action, however, and the character they showed in doing so pleased Gallen.

He said: ‘It was a tough game in the conditions.

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‘It’s not so much the rain but wind can affect a game of football. That was the case for both teams.

‘So we’re pleased to win against a tough opponent in Shrewsbury.

‘They played well and defended well but we kept going and got our chances.’