Guy Whittingham urges Portsmouth players to not panic

Portsmouth manager Guy Whittingham looks on before the Sky Bet League Two match between Portsmouth and Chesterfield at Fratton Park on August 31, 2013
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Portsmouth boss Guy Whittingham says that he is not worried by the club's recent cup defeats to Stevenage and Newport County.

Portsmouth manager Guy Whittingham has admitted that he is not concerned by the club's successive cup defeats.

The League Two side were knocked out of the FA Cup and Johnstone's Paint Trophy this week by Stevenage and Newport County respectively.

However, Whittingham has said that the players must not forget about the six-match unbeaten run that preceded the two defeats.

"Two defeats in a row can make you think that you're not doing as well as you should be. But we're four points off the playoff places and we've played a game less, so it isn't that bad," he told Portsmouth's official website.

"We've got 16 new players in the group and we always said it would take time, but we're doing okay. We told the lads not to think that there is anything drastically wrong – because there isn't.

"We have to remind ourselves of how well we've done in the league because we've been on a good run and looked tight at the back."

Portsmouth face AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.

Portsmouth manager Guy Whittingham looks on before the Sky Bet League Two match between Portsmouth and Chesterfield at Fratton Park on August 31, 2013
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