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Jackett: Mixed Feelings After Posh Draw

Boss felt Blues could have got more from Fratton co

7 December 2019

Kenny Jackett
Photo: Joe Pepler/PinPep

A point against the high-flying top scorers in League One is not necessarily something that should be sniffed at.

But Kenny Jackett was slightly disappointed that Pompey could only manage a 2-2 draw against Peterborough at Fratton Park.

They recovered from going behind to Ivan Toney’s early finish and led early in the second half following goals from Lee Brown and Ellis Harrison.

Mo Eisa levelled for Posh, however, and Jackett wants to make sure his side get things right at both ends of the pitch.

The Blues boss said: “I’ve got mixed emotions because it was quite a good performance from us and one which saw us on top.

“But Peterborough have those players up front who get them goals and they don’t need many chances to score.

"I thought we showed good spirit and commitment and really took the game to our opponents, which is something we always set out to do."

Kenny Jackett

“The front pair got one each and I can’t think of many other opportunities they had, but they can turn matches.

“I thought we showed good spirit and commitment and really took the game to our opponents, which is something we always set out to do.

“There was a lot of endeavour and the work-rate – which always has to be there – is improving all the time.

“From a neutral’s perspective it was an excellent contest and end-to-end times, with both sides setting out to attack.

“It has to be a balance, though. Last season we were the second top scorers in our division and now we have to go back to zeroes and ones in the other column.

“Sometimes you’re very pleased with a point, but this one does have some frustrations as well because I felt there was a win there for us.”

There was a blow for Pompey in stoppage-time, as full-back Brandon Haunstrup limped from the pitch.

Jackett said: “He twisted his right knee, although it’s a bit early to tell the severity of it. It’s early days, but it didn’t look good at the time.

“Ross McCrorie is back and had a little taste towards the end, as well as an hour in the Leasing.com Trophy earlier in the week.”

Pompey were without Andy Cannon and Sean Raggett against Peterborough, as the duo picked up knocks in training.


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