Hasselbaink settles for point

Burton left with a point. Picture: Joe Pepler
Burton left with a point. Picture: Joe Pepler

Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink declared himself satisfied with a point at Pompey as his Burton side fought back for their 1-1 draw.

The Albion boss saw the Blues dominate the majority of the first half and reach the interval 1-0 up through Jed Wallace.

But he felt Burton got the share of the spoils their efforts warranted after an improved display after the break.

Hasselbaink said: ‘It was a game of two halves.

‘In the first half, they were better but in the second half, I think we were better, so it’s a fair result in the end.

‘It’s always the case that you want to create a little bit more.

‘But we probably created the best chance of the game in the first half with Matty Palmer.

‘Normally he buries them very easily but Matty has been suffering with a bad stomach.

‘That was our best chance.

‘If he scored and it was 1-1 at half-time, it would have been a different game.

‘We battled in the second half and I think we deserved something out of the game.’


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Although Albion failed to really test Paul Jones for much of the game, Darragh Lenihan produced an impressive strike to take a point from the contest.

And Hasselbaink felt his men could have gone on and taken the victory.

He said: ‘Portsmouth played well in the first half.

‘They kept the ball really well when they had it.

‘We didn’t hurt them enough and our final pass wasn’t good enough.

‘There were too many turnovers.

‘When there are too many turnovers, it will be a physical game and that’s what Portsmouth wanted.

‘But it was a good goal from Lenihan. We know what he can do.

‘After the goal, I expected us to push on from that moment but it was not meant to be.

‘It’s not an easy place to come at all. In the end, it’s a fair result.’