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Naylor: We Deserved More

Skipper reflects on draw at Crewe

13 April 2021

Tom Naylor in action for Pompey at Crewe
Photo: Daniel Chesterton

Tom Naylor felt it was a case of two points dropped for Pompey in their League One contest against Crewe.

The Blues were held to a goalless draw at Gresty Road and dropped one place to sixth in the standings.

Ronan Curtis won a penalty in the second half, but John Marquis’ effort was saved by Will Jaaskelainen.

The visitors dominated possession once again and Naylor believes they should have returned home with more to show for their efforts.

The skipper said: “We’re disappointed with the result because we played well in spells and created a few chances.

“John held his hands up and said sorry to the lads, but every team misses penalties and you just have to get on with it.

"We’re disappointed with the result because we played well in spells and created a few chances."

Tom Naylor

“We kept the ball well and didn’t have too many clear-cut opportunities, but there were enough to win.

“There were times when we looked really dangerous and other moments when we had to recover because they tried to counter-attack.

“Crewe suffered a heavy defeat on Saturday and were always going to hit back, but we probably deserved more than we got.”

Naylor believes that Pompey will keep improving under new head coach Danny Cowley as they try to secure a play-off spot.

He said: “The new gaffer has come in and everyone knows what they’re doing. It’s been a good few weeks working with him.

“There has been a lot of hard work on the training ground and it doesn’t happen overnight, but we’ll keep at it.”

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