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



This Saturday sees Portsmouth make the trip up to Merseyside to face Tranmere Rovers, with the south coast side looking to break a significant club record that has stood since 1920.

Pompey have the chance to win nine consecutive games for the first time in almost 100 years, but Jackett stood firm and tried to play the record down as he faced the press ahead of the big game.

“Breaking any kind of record is great, but whatever run you’re on, winning the next game is always the most important thing,” he told the club’s official website.

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“It doesn’t change whether you are at the top or bottom of the table and you’re just desperate to win on the Saturday.”

Jackett also had a word to say about Pompey’s upcoming opponents Tranmere. The Super White Army currently sit in 21st place in League One.

“Tranmere worked hard to get into this division and will be doing the same to try to turn their form around, especially at home.”

It was also announced that Portsmouth’s upcoming game against Rochdale at the end of February has been moved forward to Friday 28th.

This as a result of Pompey’s FA Cup fifth round clash against Arsenal being given the Monday night slot the following week, and Jackett is pleased with the decision.

“I’m pleased with the way that’s worked out and it gives us enough time to prepare between games.”

Finally, in what proved to be a revelation, BBC Solent’s Andrew Moon reported that Kenny Jackett has elected to send out-of-favour striker Brett Pitman to train with AFC Bournemouth’s under-23’s until further notice as he does not see the forward as part of his first-team plans.

The Pompey boss denied it was due to a falling out with the 32-year-old.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

Article title: The main talking points from Jackett’s press conference ahead of Portsmouth’s Tranmere clash

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