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Adams delight at resilience

14 January 2009 08:36
Portsmouth manager Tony Adams praised the resilience of his players after they booked their place in the fourth round of the FA Cup at the expense of Bristol City. The holders overcame their Championship opposition 2-0 in a third-round replay at Ashton Gate courtesy of goals from Peter Crouch and Niko Kranjcar. Pompey had been on a six-game domestic winless run prior to Tuesday evening's morale-boosting success. "I'm delighted," admitted Adams. "We're in the next round and that's job done. "We showed our quality on the counter-attack tonight and also our resilience. "The goalkeeper was immense and it was good to have Glen Johnson back in the team. "We have set our stall out of late to keep clean sheets and be resilient - and we were. "If we passed the ball a little bit better we could have opened them up more as they were gambling at the end." Meanwhile, Adams insists no more players will be leaving Fratton Park this month. The Pompey boss has already seen Jermain Defoe and Lassana Diarra leave the club during the transfer window. "I have no offers for any players," he claimed. "There will be no more going. Hermann Hreidarsson came on for me and I need him to fight with the rest of us so he's going nowhere."

Source: ESA