Midfielder happy to be back in the side
It has been a frustrating spell on the sidelines for Simon Ferry.
The midfielder missed four games while nursing a hamstring injury picked up in last month’s defeat at York.
But he impressed in his return to the starting 11 in Pompey’s 1-1 draw against Torquay at Plainmoor.
Ferry was pleased to be back in action, although he thought the Blues might have gone on to win the game after Ryan Bird had cancelled out the Gulls’ early opener.
He said: “I hate just sitting and watching, so I was pleased to get back and do my bit for the team, but I was getting a bit tired towards the end.
“You see it all the time in football when a team dominates and yet comes away with nothing. But credit to the lads, they stuck at it and we got the goal at the end.
“Torquay played the conditions and wanted to get the ball forward. We decided to play our way and I was happy with that.
“I’m no use when the ball’s getting kicked long because I’m only five foot three! It’s better for me when we get it down and pass it.
“The gaffer told us to keep playing the way we were because they would tire and I think that happened.
“We got down the sides of them a bit more and got a lot of crosses in – I thought we were unlucky not to get a winner.”
A draw saw Pompey remain 16th in the League Two table – six points adrift of the play-off pack.
Ferry said: “We’re definitely going forward. We’ve got good players and now need to get a run of wins together – which isn’t easy in this league.
“There’s a lot of inconsistency in this division, but hopefully we can go on a run and get ourselves up the table.
“We can’t get too carried away when we’re doing well and also can’t get too down when we’re not winning.
“Chesterfield probably thought they were going to win the league, but have had a few bad results – there’s no point in panicking right now.”