Portsmouth boss Steve Cotterill is under no illusions about the size of the task he faces at Fratton Park.[LNB] Pompey are currently under a transfer embargo leaving Cotterill with a threadbare squad to work with as they build up towards the npower Championship season.[LNB]Cotterill watched as a mixture of youth and experience got Pompey's pre-season programme off to a winning start with a 2-1 success against Havant & Waterlooville, with David Nugent and Michael Brown on target.[LNB]"The senior guys are top lads," said Cotterill. "It would be easy for them to buckle when they look round and see all the young lads playing with them.[LNB]"But that's the situation we've got. The embargo is there and there's not a lot we can do about that.[LNB]"We haven't got a lot of bodies - Marlon Pack went off but then he had to go back on a bit later. It's not ideal but we know the situation and we have to keep on working hard."