GW: Confidence is building

Portsmouth caretaker boss Guy Whittingham says his side need time to build their confidence after a 1-1 home draw with Carlisle.

Last Updated: 16/02/13 at 22:19

Guy Whittingham: Feels they're turning the corner

Guy Whittingham: Feels they're turning the corner

Rory Loy put the visitors ahead after 51 minutes before a Liam Walker penalty rescued Pompey a point with 12 minutes left.

The Blues have now gone 21 games without a victory but Whittingham believes Pompey's first win since October 20 is within reach, despite watching his side sink to the bottom of the League One table.

He said: "Confidence is the biggest thing for any footballer. If they're confident in their ability and confident when they go out there with their team-mates week in and week out, they'll play better. It's improving.

"I think the players feel themselves that things are changing slightly. It's not going to be a quick turnaround when you're coming off the back of the run we've had and you're in the run we're in.

"It's a point and it's probably one we might have lost a few weeks ago and heads might have gone down after we went a goal down. So that shows there is a spirit building there."

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