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The main talking points from Jackett’s Portsmouth press conference ahead of Peterborough clash



Portsmouth make the trip up to Cambridgeshire this Saturday as they take on Peterborough United at the Weston Homes Stadium in League One.

Pompey will be keen to put an end to their recent troubles away from home, as the side have lost their last two games on the road.

The Blues take on a Posh side who have won six of their last eight in League One, and sit just three points below them in 8th.

Ahead of the clash, Kenny Jackett spoke to the press about the upcoming fixture, first discussing the threats that Peterborough pose.

“We will, of course, do our homework on our opponents, show plenty of respect and try to contain them,” he said.

“Peterborough are free-scoring, but everyone wants to be involved at this time of year, with everything we’ve got to play for.”

The Posh have one of the most feared attacking front lines in the division, with Mo Eisa and Ivan Toney scoring a total of 37 league goals between them this campaign.

However, the Portsmouth boss wants his side to focus on their strengths.

“The important thing is to give them some problems, have some shots, score goals and find the right balance,” Jackett said.

“We haven’t been out-played in any game so far this season, but there are some details we have to get right on the road.”

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He also spoke about the selection decision that has come about at centre-half, as Christian Burgess once again serves a suspension on Saturday afternoon after his accumulation of ten yellow cards.

“We do have options there and could keep it the same as against Arsenal because James Bolton did fine,” he said.

“But we also know what a good player Jack Whatmough is, Paul Downing has a lot of experience and Tom Naylor can also drop back there.”

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