Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett has said that winger Ryan Williams is capable of adding more goals to his game after finding the net at the weekend in a 2-0 win over Tranmere Rovers.
The 26-year-old slotted in Pompey’s second goal of the game to ensure that the club achieved their best winning record in 100 years.
The south coast side have now won nine times on the bounce, including their last three away games in the league.
After the result, Kenny Jackett praised the Australian winger’s performance, but also issued a challenge to him going forward.
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“His one [goal] on Saturday was a shot from outside the box, which was terrific,” Jackett told the Portsmouth News.
“He is a good player and it is about how you add goals to your game when you are in his position, because he brings so much to the team.”
Williams has scored just twice this season for Pompey in nineteen league appearances, and Jackett knows that the goals will eventually come for the Australian.
“Goals are everybody’s target, we’ve got a young squad and Ryan is still a relatively young lad. I think his best years are ahead of him and I hope Pompey benefit from that,” Jackett said.
The 26-year-old has started Portsmouth’s last three league games ahead of Marcus Harness on the right-hand side.
Williams is currently in his second spell at Pompey, rejoining the club last summer after his contract with Rotherham United expired.
Jackett is right about Williams – as an attacking player, he should be looking to add more goals to his game.
The 26-year-old will be looking at Ronan Curtis as an inspiration, with the left winger Pompey’s top goalscorer so far this season.
After a spell out the team with an injury at the turn of the new year, Williams will be hoping his good performances for Pompey can continue.