Defender disappointed with debut defeat
He only arrived on Thursday, but Nyron Nosworthy was thrown straight in at the deep end.
The defender – a loan signing from Blackpool – made his debut as part of a back three at AFC Wimbledon.
It was, unfortunately, an unhappy start to his Pompey career, as Craig Tanner’s early goal secured all three points for the hosts.
But, having not played for his parent side in almost two months, Nosworthy hopes that his performances will improve.
The centre-back said: “I thought I did okay in spells, although I’m obviously lacking a bit of sharpness at the moment.
“The manager knew I wasn’t involved at Blackpool and asked if I’d like to come here and play some games.
“He’s had to bring people in quickly because of injuries, which is always difficult it, but hopefully we can build something.
“Football’s a universal language, so you just come in, get on with it and do your job the best you can.”
Nosworthy was disappointed with the goal Pompey conceded and the fact they were unable to trouble Dons keeper Ross Worner.
He said: “They play a very direct style, so we were concentrating on the ball coming into the box, but just let that slip a bit and they took advantage – it was a sloppy goal to give away.
“We had a lot of possession, but just couldn’t capitalise on it. We huffed and puffed a lot without creating many clear-cut opportunities.”
Nosworthy is now excited about making his home debut – hopefully at Shrewsbury next Saturday.
He said: “This club has a massive fan-base and they were cheering us on throughout, so I’m looking forward to playing at Fratton Park.”