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Wallace: That Was Unacceptable

28 September 2013

Midfielder sorry for poor performance at York

Jed Wallace apologised to the travelling fans after Pompey’s humbling at York.

Almost 1,400 Blues supporters made the long trip to Bootham Crescent.

But they were rewarded with an insipid display from their side in a 4-2 defeat.

And Wallace knows that Pompey have to buck up their ideas for the rest of the League Two campaign.

The midfielder said: “We’re bitterly disappointed. The fans follow us all over the country and we’ve let them down with that performance.

“They’ve spent their hard-earned money to travel up and support us, so it just wasn’t acceptable.

“A lot of the boys have to take a good look in the mirror because the performance wasn’t good enough.

“It ruins your weekend when you’ve played like that and it puts you on a downer for the whole week.

“But sometimes you just have to accept that you have an off-day and, as difficult as it is, you have to stay positive.

“We have to take the defeat on the chin and look to put things right against Rochdale next week.

“We’ve got a good group of players and some strong characters, so we have to bounce back and show people what we can do.

“We win as a team, we lose as a team – it’s a cliché, but it’s true. We have to work hard together to put things right.”

Wallace was one of few Pompey players to come out of the game with any credit and had levelled the game at 1-1 with a fine individual effort.

He said: “I was happy at the time. It doesn’t matter who scores, but it got us back in the game.

“But all of a sudden we’re 2-1 down and we’re shooting ourselves in the foot again.”

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