Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett has offered an interesting insight into the club’s woeful early season form which led to calls for him to be fired.
The club won just three of their opening ten games, with some turgid performances to go with them, despite being made one of the pre-season favourites to win promotion.
However, now that their form has picked up, Jackett has talked about those early days.
“Kenny Jackett says the poor start to the season was down to a combination of factors but believes it was “nobody’s fault””, reported BBC Journalist Andrew Moon from Jackett’s pre-match press conference.
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Portsmouth picked up another big win on Tuesday night when they saw off Rotherham United 3-2 at Fratton Park, moving them to within two points of the League One play-off places.
It is the latest in the growing run of impressive showings after a start to the season which saw the club come under perssure to sack Jackett.
Pompey have now won their last four games in all competitions and are unbeaten in the league since a 1-0 loss to Wimbledon back in October.
This is a good answer from Jackett.
With the form starting to pick up again, the last thing he will want to do is potentially cause a rift with the board, the players, or the fans, or accept blame himself, so saying no one was at fault is smart.
Maintaining their current good run of form has got to be the priority for everybody now.
They are suddenly back and in with a decent chance of winning promotion again, but if cracks start to appear once again, it could all fall apart very quickly again.