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Jacobs Ready For Quick Turnaround

Midfielder hopes Pompey can continue winning run at Morecambe

17 April 2022

Michael Jacobs celebrates scoring for Pompey against Lincoln City at Fratton Park
Photo: Jason Brown

Michael Jacobs admits that Pompey’s hectic fixture schedule has provided a strain on the squad.

But the tricky midfielder is pleased with the way that they have responded to that challenge in recent outings.

Six goals have been scored in successive Fratton Park victories over Rotherham – who are chasing the title – and Lincoln.

And Jacobs hopes the Blues can keep that winning feeling for the third time in less than a week when they visit Morecambe on Monday.

He said: “The nature of the matches we’ve had recently are going to take it out of you and we’ve had quick turnarounds.

“We’ve played on Tuesday and then Friday, while now we have to be ready to go again on Monday.

“It took us a while to get going against Lincoln, but we stepped up in the second half and it turned into a good game of football.

"We’ve now played on Tuesday and then Friday, while now we have to be ready to go again on Monday."

Michael Jacobs

“We’ve picked up some decent results in this period and there have also been some really positive performances.

“Okay, we let ourselves down at Cheltenham, but we bounced back from that and got some good wins.

“Now we’ve got a tough test at Morecambe and it’s going to be tricky because they’re fighting for their lives.

“We’ve had to rest up a bit and recover because we want to make sure that we go there in a good place.”

Jacobs was on target in the 3-2 triumph over Lincoln on Good Friday, curling home a fine free-kick in the second half.

He said: “The keeper gave me a bit of room to aim at and I saw a gap, so I knew there was a chance if I could make decent contact.

“It was nice to see it go in and it’s just a shame that we conceded straight after because we were in control at that point.”

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