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Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett issues message ahead of Rotherham clash

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Portsmouth continue their League One schedule on Tuesday evening as they welcome Paul Warne’s Rotherham United to Fratton Park.

Pompey come off the back of a 3-0 win against Rochdale on Saturday afternoon, stretching their unbeaten league run to five games.

A statistic that will be hanging over Portsmouth is that their last win against their upcoming Yorkshire opponents was back in 2003.

The Hampshire side sit in 11th place in the table, five points shy of the final play-off spot, currently occupied by Oxford United.

Meanwhile, Rotherham occupy 4th spot after a good start to the season.

Speaking to the club ahead of the important game, Pompey manager Kenny Jackett has challenged his side to continue their good form, and has his eyes set on the top six despite his side’s inconsistent start.

“We’re looking to close the gap on the play-off places and need to continue our good form, trying to put ourselves into a strong position.”

The 57-year-old is also hoping the crowd can play their part during the clash.

We’ll have to work hard against Rotherham, but the crowd and atmosphere is a great asset for us. Our endeavour and quality has to bring them into play,” he said.

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The Verdict

It may sound far-fetched that Jackett has his eyes on the play-offs after Portsmouth’s inconsistency, but it will give the players a goal to aim for in the immediate term.

Being five points adrift shows that Portsmouth have improved of late, but they will be facing a Rotherham side who have won their last four games away from home.


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