Portsmouth currently occupy 6th place in League One, and with just over a third of the season remaining, Kenny Jackett will want to ensure his team do all they can to fight for promotion.
Pompey have sixteen games left this season, with a possible 48 points left to play for.
Despite the side’s league position, automatic promotion is still on the cards, as Pompey are only four points behind second place.
In order to achieve their goals this season, the side have to cut out silly mistakes from their game and go on a good run of form.
Here, we look at two potential pitfalls Portsmouth can’t afford to fall into again ahead of the end of season run-in…
Individual errors leading to goals
Errors leading towards goals have cost Portsmouth at times this season, with one standout moment coming in the 4-1 defeat to Accrington Stanley in December, where Craig MacGillivray was culpable.
In recent months, those issues have been eliminated for Portsmouth’s game, and that is a credit to Kenny Jackett and his coaching staff, and most importantly, the players.
However, mistakes can always crop up without knowing, and Pompey will know that it cannot afford to happen again in the run-in, otherwise the side will lose valuable points.
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Not converting chances
Another issue that cost Pompey earlier on in the campaign was their inability to take their chances and score goals. That was a key reason behind their bottom-half placing in the league during first couple of months of the season.
At the moment, that issue has again been rectified, as Pompey have scored 45 goals from their 30 league games, averaging 14.6 shots per game.
However, constant switching between strikers and the possibility of a poor run of form could negatively effect it, so Portsmouth have to continue doing what they are doing and avoid that trap.