Adams targets a top 10 finish
Tony Adams believes that a top 10 finish again this season would be a fine achievement for Pompey, and is one he would be more than happy with again as he looks to play down expectation levels.
The Pompey no.2 told sky sports news: 'I've gone on record as saying that expectations are very good after two top 10 finishes and another top 10 finish would be unbelievable for the club.
'We get 20,000 people through the gate and, with our finances and location where we are, I think a top 10 finish is remarkable for a club like Portsmouth.
'We've got a little European competition and, as I said, I don't think we'll win all four, so we have to juggle I think.'
I would settle for another top 10 finish this season, and a decent run in one or more of the cups but the most important thing for me is that we do ourselves justice with our performances this season. So long as we perform more often than not I will be happy...
That said my thinking is, despite a poor start to the season - performance wise, we are still capable of again making an improvement on last seasons league finish with anything from 5th down more than possible. We have improved our placing each time over the past couple of seasons with 9th and 8th place finishes so I would be delighted with 7th come May.
The pressure probably is on Harry Redknapp to finish in a uefa cup place - and this is achievable.
These thoughts actually tie in nicely with the current poll, which sees that most would be more than pleased with a 5th place finish this season above anything else.
PLAY UP POMPEY!