Forward says Blues must be better
Adam McGurk knows what it takes to win promotion from League Two.
The Northern Irish forward was part of the Burton side that stormed to the fourth tier title last term.
And with Pompey sitting third in the table, he has every chance of repeating the feat with his new club.
But a 2-1 defeat to Notts County at Meadow Lane means it is three games without a win for the Blues.
Caolan Lavery fired them ahead, only for strikes from Graham Burke and Alan Sheehan to turn the contest on its head
And McGurk concedes that there is plenty of room for improvement as Pompey look to remain in the automatic promotion places.
He said: “It was frustrating to get the early goal and then concede so soon afterwards.
“We have to do better than that as a team if we want to do well in this league this season.
“Hopefully it’s a kick up the backside for us and that’s something we can learn from.
“We’ve conceded two sloppy goals and we need to demand more from ourselves. We have to be better.
“But we played well at times – especially in the first half – so we have to take the result on the chin and move on.
“Winning the league last season, I know what’s expected and what you need to do to have success.
“I don’t think you can doubt the quality in our side, but we can be better in the final third and there are errors that can be cut out.”