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Jackett: No Weak Links

Boss reflects on victory at Charlton

9 December 2017

Pompey manager Kenny Jackett

The weather outside is frightful.

But Pompey are feeling delightful after beating Charlton to secure a sixth victory from the past seven fixtures.

An own-goal from Josh Magennis early in the second half proved the difference, while Brett Pitman later had a penalty well saved by Ben Amos.

And Kenny Jackett was delighted with the performance levels of every player in his triumphant team.

The Blues boss said: “It was a very good performance and we showed plenty of belief to be able to take the game to Charlton.

“For the goal it was a great delivery from Gareth and it went in off Magennis – although O’Keefe is doing his best to claim it.

"You are only as strong as your weakest link – and we didn’t have one of them."

Kenny Jackett

“It was a penalty for a shirt pull on Pitman and an outstanding save from their keeper. He read it extremely well.

“That made it tenser than it might have been in the last 20 minutes, but congratulations to our players.

“We’ve been on a good run and they worked very hard, setting high standards in terms of discipline and being hard to play against.

“We did well to negate Charlton’s threat and have control of their danger men, while McGee made one very good save, which is what he’s there for.

“I thought we did a decent job on the balance of play, showing plenty of determination to get the result we wanted.

“You are only as strong as your weakest link – and we didn’t have one of them on this occasion, which is always good to see.”

Charlton are one of the favourites for promotion this season, but Jackett is not getting carried away by the result.

He said: “It’s just as important as Bury next week. Consistency is key in this league if you want to be challenging near the top.

“The players have got to be pleased with the result, but not get too high either because we have to keep going.”

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