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Jackett: There's More To Come

Boss reflects on victory over Tranmere

10 August 2019

Kenny Jackett
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

Fratton Park was packed for Pompey’s first home match of the season in League One.

And the majority of fans inside the ground left feeling jubilant following a 2-0 victory over newly-promoted Tranmere.

A stunning strike from Ben Close – his second of the week – got the ball rolling before the break, while Tom Naylor wrapped things up in the second half.

Kenny Jackett was pleased with the outcome, although he still feels there is plenty of room for improvement.

The Blues boss said: “It’s our first three points of the season and they’re very welcome – it was fully deserved as well.

"We were sold, competitive and committed all the way through, but I do also feel that there’s more to come from us in the final third and we could have had more."

Kenny Jackett

“The result capped off a great week for us after the win over Birmingham in the cup on Tuesday evening.

“We were sold, competitive and committed all the way through, but I do also feel that there’s more to come from us in the final third and we could have had more.

“Their kepeer had made two great saves ahead of the opener and will be disappointed to then get beaten with a strike he had no chance with.

“I’m really pleased for Ben because he’s off and running now with two really good goals already this season.

“The game opened up a bit in the second half and we had a lot of chances, getting into good situations that we perhaps should have capitalised on.

“Some of our crossing was slightly wayward, but I was pleased with the players and our overall output.”

Hollywood star Will Ferrell was in attendance as a guest of Pompey’s owners and visited the team after the final whistle.

Jackett said: “It was good to meet him. He came into the dressing room following the game and he’s a great character.

“He did say that he thought we ran offside too many times! The lads had a bit of banter with him and it was excellent to see him.”


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