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‘Fans expect instant success’ – Exclusive: David Norris runs the rule over Kenny Jackett at Portsmouth



Former Portsmouth midfielder David Norris believes that Kenny Jackett is still capable of achieving success at Fratton Park, despite his side’s underwhelming start to the new season.  

Pompey are one of the favourites to challenge for promotion from League One this season after just missing out in the play-offs last term, but have made a disappointing start to the new campaign, taking four points from their opening four matches.

Portsmouth reached the semi-finals of the League One play-offs and lifted the EFL Trophy at Wembley under Jackett last season, but after their slow start to the new campaign, some fans have questioned whether he is still the right man to take the club forward.

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Former Portsmouth midfielder Norris has given his view on Jackett in an exclusive interview with Football League World.

The 38-year-old believes Jackett is still capable of achieving success at Fratton Park and has insisted that he deserves to be given time to turn things around.

“I think so,” Norris told Football League World in an exclusive interview with Chief Editor Sam Rourke, when asked if Jackett is the right man for the job at Portsmouth. 

“I think at least he deserves a bit more time. Last season overall was a decent season. Even though they fell slightly short, they had a good trip out to Wembley and challenged at the top end, the right end of the table.

“I think he deserves more than four games into the a season, definitely. It’s the modern way these days, fans expect instant success.

“That’s the way it is these days. I think you get three or four, five games tops, and if you’re not producing, questions are going to start to be asked.”

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