Portsmouth manager Steve Cotterill was left to bemoan his side's lack of firepower after they lost 2-0 to Cardiff.
Pompey were beaten by a goal in either half to leave them propping up the rest of the division with just one point from their four games.
Cotterill said: "We gave away two silly goals and that sums up the way things have been going for us for the past eight weeks. The trouble is if someone scores twice against us we do not have the firepower to come back."
He added: "We are bottom of the league and the alarm bells are ringing but I was ringing them from the first day I took the job."
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