Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett has suggested that Andy Cannon may well need a rest after his tireless performances over the last few weeks.
The 23-year-old has played 21 times in all competitions this season with the majority of those coming in the last few months.
He’s played many of his games as an attacking-midfielder and may be disappointed with his contribution to the side in terms of goals and assists.
Jackett has expressed that he may well need a rest at some point over the next six weeks due to his high work-rate.
Speaking to Portsmouth News, Jackett said: “If you are looking over the last month or so, Cannon has played a lot of games.
“His numbers for running are off the wall, but is he going to play 12 games in six weeks? I don’t think he is.
“You see him at the end of games, sometimes he can hardly walk let alone run! But he has played well and run well.”
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Portsmouth have had a sensational run of late, and Cannon has come in and been able to play a key role in it.
It isn’t necessarily about his output towards goals but more his work-rate and what he brings to the side in terms of pressing the opposition.
He is a player that can get the crowd off of their feet in the final stages with a big tackle or through running the length of the pitch to close down an opposition player.
He’s becoming a fan favourite in that regard and it’s only right that Jackett gives him a rest at some point, with the fixtures coming in thick and fast over the next three months.