Winger says Blues were lacklustre at Stanley
Kyle Bennett was pleased to be back on the pitch after a spell out of the side.
But it was no happy homecoming for the winger, as Pompey slipped to a disappointing defeat against Accrington.
Paddy Lacey’s stunning strike was a rare moment of magic on a dour afternoon at the Crown Ground.
So Bennett wants to see the Blues working hard to put things right for their next contest.
He said: “I was pleased that the gaffer picked me in the side and I tried my best, but unfortunately we couldn’t get the result we all wanted.
“It was lacklustre in parts – especially when compared to some of our recent performances.
“I thought that Accrington defended really well, but we needed to put them under a lot more pressure.
“Every game is different in this division and they all provide a unique obstacle, but unfortunately we couldn’t overcome that obstacle on this occasion.
“These performances happen sometimes, so it’s up to us to put the work in on the training ground and make sure there’s a response.”
Bennett revealed that boss Paul Cook kept calm after the final whistle, despite the poor Pompey performance.
He said: “You can shout and scream to the cows come home, but the important thing is to pick the players back up and the gaffer knows what he’s doing.
“There’s nothing we can do about the result now, except make sure we put things right next Saturday.”