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Kenny Jackett delivers honest verdict on Portsmouth’s season so far

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Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett has suggested that the club’s performances this season have warranted a better haul of points in League One.

Pompey have experienced an underwhelming start to the year at Fratton Park.

Since suffering defeat on the opening day of the 2019/20 campaign to Shrewsbury Town, Jackett’s side have only managed to amass five points from a possible 12 on offer.

Whilst they did show some encouraging signs during their victory over Tranmere Rovers last month, Portsmouth have since gone three games without a victory in League One.

Although the season is still very much in its infancy, the fact that Pompey are currently 18th in the third-tier standings will be somewhat of a concern for their supporters.

Jackett, who took over the reins at Portsmouth in 2017, has delivered an honest verdict on the club’s recent displays.

Speaking to The News, the 57-year-old said: “We would want more than five points out of 15, obviously.

“I’m pleased with the two cup games, we’ve taken on two Championship sides, got through and got a Premier League side in the next round.

“Obviously, though, you’re always looking at the league being the priority – the same as last year.

“For us, performances have probably promised a little more than results have delivered so far.

“But it is our job now to make sure we turn then into consistent wins.

“There is enough time to do that.”

Pompey will be looking to kick-start their season when they host Burton Albion at Fratton Park on September 17th.

A victory over the Brewers will see Jackett’s side edge closer to the top-half of League One.

The Verdict

When you consider that Portsmouth managed to reach the play-offs last season, it is clear that something isn’t clicking this year and thus Jackett must find a solution to the club’s current issues over the coming months.

Whilst it would be naive to suggest that Pompey are already facing an uphill task to secure promotion from League One, they can ill-afford to continue to drop points if this is indeed their goal for the season.

Therefore, it is paramount that Portsmouth get back to winning ways in the third-tier against Burton as another slip-up could result in Jackett’s future at the club being questioned.

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