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Kenny Jackett reveals fitness worry regarding key Portsmouth player



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.

Cannon has just three assists this season and has failed to net for the club in the current campaign.

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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The Verdict

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.

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