Nugent understands fan's woe
David Nugent admits he understands the fans' frustration after Pompey's draw with Bristol City.
By Richard Bailey
Last Updated: 05/01/09 9:44am
Portsmouth striker David Nugent admits he understands the fans' frustration after Pompey's goalless draw with Bristol City in the FA Cup third round.
The Fratton Park faithful voiced their opinions with a round of boos as the players left the field on Saturday as the club's defence of the FA Cup got off to an unspectacular start.
Manager Tony Adams declared himself pleased with the result, especially the fact that his side managed to keep a clean sheet.
But Nugent, who was handed a rare start on the wing rather than in his normal role as a striker against the mid-table Championship side, accepts the fans' decision to boo.
"I understand the crowd's boos," he said in the Daily Star.
"We are a top-class Premier League side and after last season we are firing badly. We need to put in some performances and get them back on our side again.
"In the end it's all about results and we haven't got it. It's been difficult of late. The confidence is not there at the moment.
"But that will come back with wins and goals. It's about getting wins."