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Jackett Relishes Big Game

Boss looks ahead to Posh test

5 March 2020

Kenny Jackett

Another day, another huge game for Pompey in the battle for League One promotion.

Peterborough is the latest destination for Kenny Jackett’s side, who are currently sitting third in the table.

Their opponents are the highest scoring side in the division and, in 23-goal striker Ivan Toney, also boast its leading marksman.

But Jackett is less worried about how Posh can hurt his side and focusing more on the threats that they can post.

The Blues boss said: “Peterborough are free-scoring, but everyone wants to be involved at this time of year, with everything we’ve got to play for.

“We’re chasing a place in the Championship and have a Wembley trip to look forward to and the bigger the game, the better.

"We haven’t been out-played in any game so far this season, but there are some details we have to get right on the road."

Kenny Jackett

“We will, of course, do our homework on our opponents, show plenty of respect and try to contain them.

“But the important thing is to give them some problems, have some shots, score goals and find the right balance.

“We haven’t been out-played in any game so far this season, but there are some details we have to get right on the road.

“There are a few really big fixtures coming up for us and we shouldn’t be approaching them with a lack of confidence.”

Pompey will be without Christian Burgess at London Road, with the defender collecting a two-match ban after reaching 10 bookings.

Jackett said: “You always know that injuries and suspensions are going to happen somewhere along the line.

“Christian’s out for two games and he will be missed, but we have enough to be able to cope with that.

“We do have options there and could keep it the same as against Arsenal because James Bolton did fine.

“But we also know what a good player Jack Whatmough is, Paul Downing has a lot of experience and Tom Naylor can also drop back there.”


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