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Kenny Jackett plays down Portsmouth shortcoming



Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett has played down missing out on a striker in the transfer window. 

Deadline-day came and went on Friday evening for Portsmouth, with Jackett not managing to add a striker to his squad.

A 1-0 defeat to Doncaster Rovers followed on Saturday, with Jackett forced to answer questions on Portsmouth’s firepower.

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As per Andrew Moon, Jackett played down the suggestion his side were short: “We have John Marquis, Marcus Harness, we have Michael Jacobs and Ryan Williams as well, Ronan Curtis can play up there. In terms of the squad we have players who can play up there in different formations.”

That defeat to Portsmouth saw Portsmouth draw their third blank in only six outings this season. Jackett’s side dominated possession against Doncaster and had 16 shots on goal. However, it was Reece James’ goal in the 79th minute that settled the contest.

Currently, Marcus Harness is Jackett’s top goalscorer. He’s scored three times in eight appearances, with a goal every 214 minutes.

The Verdict

There’s going to be a little bit of concern about Portsmouth’s form in-front of goal, it’s only natural.

However, you’ve got to back what Jackett is saying here. If he’s comfortable with the options he’s got in attack, then the fans have to feel the same.

For me, there’s plenty of League One talent in that attacking line-up and things will click eventually, I’m sure.

If it doesn’t, there’s January just around the corner. Jackett can strengthen then, it’s just about staying in top-six contention between now and then.

Thoughts? Let us know!

Alfie is a journalist based in Yorkshire with years of experience covering the EFL. A current focus on Huddersfield Town and their fortunes back in the Championship, but out and about at as many games as possible. Covered Leeds United during their promotion-winning season in 2019/20.

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