Appleton thinks it's all over
Manager Michael Appleton still believes Portsmouth are 500-1 outsiders to avoid relegation despite their dramatic 4-3 win over Doncaster.
Rovers were themselves consigned to third-tier football next season despite racing into a two-goal lead. Habib Beye, who had put the hosts ahead after three minutes, was sent off early in the second half and Greg Halford scored twice from the penalty spot to level it up. James Coppinger soon restored the hosts' lead but late goals from substitutes Dave Kitson and Marko Futacs gave Pompey the points. Appleton said: "Our chances of staying up are not great. Even if we win the three games, all Bristol City have to do is look after their own ship. I think if it was a Grand National we'd be a 500-1 shot. "What today does do though is it gives me confidence we can win three games. There's an opportunity there and we will continue to fight as hard as we possibly can. "I'm glad we've got two home games now. The fans will hopefully push and squeeze the ball into the back of the net for us. Who knows? We live to fight another day. Let's see where we are on Tuesday."