Pompey return to winning ways – but at what cost?

Published: 29/11/2023
Pompey returned to winning ways with a 2-0 win at Burton Albion last night, but top goalscorer Colby Bishop limped off at half-time and was replaced by Kusini Yengi for the second half.

A penalty from Bishop and Alex Robertson’s first Pompey goal were enough to seal all three points for the Blues, as they bounced back immediately from Saturday’s defeat to Blackpool at Fratton Park.

But a challenge at the end of the first half on Bishop saw the forward roll his left ankle, and he was visibly uncomfortable. He was then replaced at half time by Yengi, and was seen after the game in a protective boot.

Portsmouth boss, John Mousinho, told the club’s media “That’s probably the only negative. I saw it happen just in front of me and he went over on his left ankle.

“It’s swollen up and it’s just one of those things that we seem to be getting hit by quite a lot at the moment.

“We’re looking hard at the injuries, but there’s nothing you can do about that. The pitch is fine, it wasn’t a bad challenge – it’s just bad luck.

“Colby is just wearing the boot as a precaution at the moment and hopefully it’s not going to be too bad.”

It’s yet to be confirmed the extent of Bishop’s injury, though it appears unlikely he’ll be in the running for Saturday’s trip to Northampton Town.