Sian, it was a disappointing result against Portsmouth, what are your initial thoughts?


“We are really frustrated with the result today because Portsmouth are a side that we should be competing strongly against.


“Portsmouth are a good quality side but we were not at our best today.


“We did not show our quality going forward and got caught on several occasions from some clever movement from Portsmouth.”


How damaging was it to concede two penalties so early on?


“It is really difficult when you go two goals down and it does become tough to manage. 


“The referee awarded them two penalties in the first half and we had to deal with the consequences of them. 


“It is on us if we put ourselves in situations where we are giving away silly challenges and fouls in and around the box.


“I am disappointed but it is important that we can learn from it.”


Parker Dunn went off injured in the first half, is there an update on that situation?


“Parker took a knock to his head and was struggling.


“We believe that it was the correct decision to take him off so that we could protect him.


“He was feeling okay once he went off and we will keep our eye on him over the next few days.”


Courtnay Ward-Chambers was not involved in the squad today, was that following the injury she picked up last time out?


“Courtnay picked up a rather large knock from a poor challenge against MK Dons, so she has been out. 


“She has made some excellent progress in the last week and we are hopeful she will be in a position to compete for a place in the next game.”


Looking ahead, we have Southampton following a gap in play. Will that break be helpful for our preparations?


“I think it will because it gives us the opportunity to reflect on today and put ourselves in the best position to prepare for Southampton.


“We know what Southampton can do and their league position shows that.


“They are a fantastic side on a great run who have ambitions of getting promoted.


“The additional training sessions that we can have as a result of the gap should help towards our preparation.”