Midfielder believes Pompey have potential
Simon Ferry believes Pompey can have a successful season in League Two.
But the midfielder knows that the Blues will have to cut out the sloppy errors if they are to achieve their goals.
Pompey were heading for a first away victory of the campaign at Mansfield after goals from Andy Barcham and David Connolly gave them a 2-1 advantage.
But a mix-up at the back saw them concede an equaliser and leave the One Call Stadium with just a point.
But, that blemish aside, Ferry was fairly pleased with how Pompey performed in Nottinghamshire.
He said: “We played some good football in the first half, but we needed to be much better in the second.
“We had to play against a packed midfield and they kicked the ball over the top of us at every opportunity.
“That made it hard for us to get the ball down on the ground and pass it around.
“Mansfield’s first goal was great, but they hadn’t really had any other chances up until then.
“I thought we looked quite comfortable throughout and it was only one mistake that allowed them back into the game.
“We’ve made a few sloppy errors this season and we need to cut them out if we want to win games.
“But I’ve played in this league before and I think we’ve got the makings of a good side. We just need to play the way we can for 90 minutes.”
Ferry was without a club until the end of pre-season and suffered a toe injury last week, but believes he will soon be back to his best.
He said: “The more games I play the better I’ll play and there’s more work I can do in the gym to get myself fitter.”