Portsmouth manager happy with Manchester United loanee’s solid debut

Portsmouth manager John Mousinho was impressed by Manchester United loanee Di’Shon Bernard’s debut appearance on Saturday.

Bernard joined the League One outfit on transfer deadline day until the end of the season.

The defender made the starting line-up for the 1-1 draw with Barnsley, which leaves Pompey sat in 10th place.

Speaking about Bernard’s performance, Mousinho told The News: “Di’Shon was really solid and there are a couple of things to work on in terms of being able to play that position. It’s really different to a centre-half, you have to be aware of a lot more. We were asking Di’Shon to press the left wing-back, but then also cover the other side for the two centre-forwards and Herbie Kane. It was a big ask for him, but we knew he could do it – and I think he did. He’s a big guy, he’s quick, he’s strong and aggressive and can play as well.”

We hope that Bernard can continue to impress at Portsmouth for the remainder of the season.

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