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Jackett: Game Can't Come Quick Enough

Boss looks ahead to Fleetwood test

28 December 2018

Kenny Jackett
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

Pompey were left bruised on Boxing Day after seeing their excellent unbeaten away record finally come to an end.

So Kenny Jackett is pleased that following defeat at Gillingham, they quickly have a chance to put things right.

The League One leaders visit Highbury to take on Fleetwood this weekend in the final fixture of 2018.

And Jackett believes the hosts – who beat high-flying Doncaster 3-0 a few days ago – will be difficult to beat.

The Blues boss said: “The game can’t come quick enough for all of us now because we were disappointed to lose at Gillingham.

“Whenever that happens, it’s always very pleasing to have another match coming along straight away.

"They’re all big matches and difficult tests – we understand that and don’t underestimate any opposition."

Kenny Jackett

“Every game is a challenge – we saw that the other day – and you don’t just turn up and win. You have to work hard.

“They’re all big matches and difficult tests – we understand that and don’t underestimate any opposition.

“There have been certain times during the course of the season when we’ve made it look relatively easy.

“But Fleetwood will provide a challenge and we have to rise to that. It’s certainly one we’re very much looking forward to.”

Pompey have named the same side for the past seven league matches, but Nathan Thompson is likely to be missing on Saturday after limping off with a hamstring problem at Gillingham.

Jackett said: “We’ll have a look at squad and see what we need to do, although it looks as if Nathan is going to be injured for us.

“Other than that, though, everyone should be fine and whoever starts the game will certainly be ready for it.”

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