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Wallace: My Worst Week

16 November 2013

Midfielder on a terrible few days for Pompey

It has been a nightmare eight days for Pompey.

In that time the Blues have exited both the FA Cup and Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, before a heavy league defeat at AFC Wimbledon.

Andy Frampton’s brace and late goals from Sammy Moore and Michael Smith did the damage against the Dons.

And Jed Wallace cannot think of too many worse periods in his fledgling football career.

The midfielder said: “That was unacceptable. We came away from home after a difficult week and that just topped it off.

“We’re out of two cup competitions which can provide revenue for the club and now our good unbeaten run in the league is over.

“For a lot of the boys, including myself, that was our worst week in football. If I keep playing like that then I’m going to struggle to stay in the team.

“We’re just conceding too many goals. That’s not knocking the back four – we have to do better collectively.

“We’ve got good attacking players and have scored a lot of goals this season, but we have to be harder to beat.

“We’ve lost at a place where, I believe, we should be looking to win. We were just bullied for the whole 90 minutes.

“The dressing room walls were thin and we could hear them celebrating. It’s a good scalp for them, but we’re hurting.

“There are some of our boys that had a lot to say afterwards, but we’ll keep sticking together as a team.”

Pompey now have to recover from their losing run when Scunthorpe visit Fratton Park next Saturday.

Wallace said: “I’m stuck for answers because we had this after York and there’s only so much talking you can do.

“But we went on a good run after that game and hopefully we’ll be able to do the same again.

“All we can do is try to get back to basics and put things right when we play again next Saturday.”

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