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Jackett: Records Not Our Priority

Boss looks ahead to Tranmere test

6 February 2020

Kenny Jackett
Photo: Paul Thompson

Pompey are looking to set a new club record when they visit Tranmere at the weekend.

Kenny Jackett’s side will have won nine successive matches in all competitions if they claim all three points at Prenton Park.

That is a feat the men from the south coast have not managed since reaching the Football League in 1920.

But Jackett is not getting carried away and wants his troops to simply focus on beating a side who are currently in the relegation places.

The Blues boss said: “Breaking any kind of record is great, but whatever run you’re on, winning the next game is always the most important thing.

“It doesn’t change whether you are at the top or bottom of the table and you’re just desperate to win on the Saturday.

"There should be some confidence in the group, but that can only take you so far and we have to stay humble to earn three points at Tranmere."

Kenny Jackett

“We’ve enjoyed some consistency in team selection and formation, while the players have pulled together as a unit – those in and out of the side.

“There should be some confidence in the group, but that can only take you so far and we have to stay humble to earn three points at Tranmere.

“I’m not too big on looking back at what’s gone before, so we’ll focus on this match and then the Coventry game comes around quickly.

“Our next opponents will do everything they can to preserve their League One status after getting into this division last season.”

Pompey’s FA Cup tie against Arsenal has been given a Monday night slot, forcing the preceding league clash with Rochdale to be brought forward to the Friday night.

Jackett said: “I’m pleased with the way that’s worked out and it gives us enough time to prepare between games.

“We’d have got on with whatever happened, though, and should be looking forward to these challenges.

“There’s an even split right the way through this spell and we accept – and are happy with – the way the schedule is.”


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