Portsmouth captain Aaron Mokoena has told his side they must quickly learn from defeat at Blackburn. Paul Hart's men head into the international break still bottom of the Premier League after losing 3-1 at Ewood Park, where they had taken the lead through Jamie O'Hara.
"It is a tough league, but we have to keep going. There is a long wait until the Stoke game, but we need to make sure we are ready for it," Mokoena told pfcTV.
"It will be a difficult game, because they play the same way as Blackburn. We switched off on two occasions against them.
"We worked so hard to get the first goal against them, so it is very, very disappointing."
Mokoena added: "We have a bunch of players who want to do the business, so we are all disappointed, but we have to cheer ourselves up and move on."