Influential Portsmouth figure makes honest claim about Danny Cowley’s current situation

Influential Portsmouth figure makes honest claim about Danny Cowley’s current situation

Portsmouth chief executive officer Andrew Cullen has offered his full support to head coach Danny Cowley ahead of the club’s upcoming clash with Exeter City.

After a positive start to the season at Fratton Park, Cowley has failed to get the best out of his players in recent months.

Portsmouth have won just one of their last 11 league games and were particularly weak in last weekend’s clash with Milton Keynes Dons.

Goals from Bradley Johnson and Jack Tucker secured the Dons a 2-0 win at Fratton Park when Pompey failed to find the bull’s eye in front of his fans.

In response to the nature of that loss, fans expressed their frustration full-time.

Poor form has seen Portsmouth slip to 10th in the League One standings and are currently five points off the play-off places.

Referring to Cowley’s current situation at the club, Cullen has backed the Pompey boss to get his side back on track in the Third Division.

Speaking to The News, Cullen said: “There are some dark moments in every football club. The way you overcome these is with faith and togetherness, with some knowledge of where you are going and with a plan.

“It’s in those moments that you support your manager – and that’s why we support Danny 100 percent.

“We truly believe that what we have in the building will undo a difficult time.

“Make no mistake, we’re all worried about the final results, we’re all feeling it, we’re all feeling the pain and the hurt.

“We have 10 games by the end of January so it’s a really tough program and an opportunity to make things right – and we have faith and confidence in what we’re all trying to achieve.

“We believe in manager support, there is no quick fix in football and we want to support him in any way we can.”

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The judgment

As Cullen chooses to publicly endorse Cowley, it will be interesting to see if the Pompey boss will be able to turn things around in the coming weeks.

Portsmouth know that a continuation of their poor form will see them eliminated from the contention for a play-off spot.

It is therefore important that they provide an answer to their recent defeat in this division as soon as possible.

By securing all three points on Boxing Day in their showdown with Exeter, Portsmouth could potentially use the momentum gained from that result to their advantage in their upcoming league games.

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