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Jackett Looking To Solve Away-Day Blues

Pompey head to Gillingham on New Year’s Day

31 December 2019

Kenny Jackett
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

There is a clear split between Pompey’s home and away form in the first half of the 2019/20 campaign.

So the travelling faithful will be hoping that the new year can signal a turnaround in their fortunes on the road.

Kenny Jackett takes his side to Gillingham on New Year’s Day looking for just a third league victory outside Portsea Island.

But he knows it will be difficult against a side who are also enjoying a fine run of results on their own patch.

The Blues boss said: “They’re in good form at the moment and we know it’s a really hard place to go and get a result.

“We certainly have to be more defensively resilient than we were at MK Dons on Sunday because we don’t want successive defeats.

"You can analyse any individual performance, but the truth is that we haven’t done enough on the road this season."

Kenny Jackett

“There are four away games in a row now, but that can happen when you’re still in two cup competitions.

“We have to be ready for all of these matches and try our best to bounce back with a positive result on New Year’s Day.

“You can analyse any individual performance, but the truth is that we haven’t done enough on the road this season.

“There have been too many goals that we’ve conceded and times when we weren’t in the games, so that has to improve.”

Jackett will now have to lift his weary troops for their latest fixture in the hectic festive football schedule.

He said: “It’s the same for all the other sides and that’s where your squad – and your substitutes – have to make a difference.”


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