Please log in or register
Northampton Town 3 v 1 Portsmouth
SkyBet League One
Tuesday, 12th September 2017 Kick-off 19:45
Be professional and stay on the pitch! That's the message to Pompey
Wednesday, 13th Sep 2017 22:29 by pompey-fans.com staff

Kenny Jackett has said naivety will get found out in League One as he reminds fans his team is a work in progress.


The Pompey boss said there was much to be encouraged about in the performance at Northampton - but the team needed to be smarter and at times more professional if they wanted to make progress at this level.

Jackett told the club website: 'We certainly could have won that game and there certainly wasn’t a lack of application on our part. But there was a touch of naivety about us at times and we need to be more streetwise. We have to learn.

'The third goal summed us up. (Matt) Kennedy runs off to get a drink, it was a poor strike from the keeper, the ball's in our area and all of a sudden we’re 3-1 down. That was a period when we were working hard to get back into the match and you can’t let sides have that numerical advantage, even for a few seconds. It’s unprofessional.

'We had another player running off to get treatment for a bloody nose. If the referee sends you off then that’s fine or you go down – you don’t run off the pitch. So there’s a naivety to us, but on the plus side there’s also plenty of enthusiasm, a good attitude and no lack of ability.

'We created a lot of chances and for us to turn into a consistent winning unit we have to be right up there. It’s a work in progress, but you don’t come up against bad sides in this division and Northampton were good at what they did.'

Jackett added: 'Fair play to Matty because generally he played very well, but we need to show more experience in certain areas. He’s a good player and deliverer of the ball. He has a lot of confidence and I’m pleased with what he’s brought to our side.'

Advertisement

Click here to sign up for an account and reserve your username! You can then post on the Forum and add your comments to articles

Get two free £10 bets on Scunthorpe United v Portsmouth (or other matches) by opening a new account at William Hill. Place an initial bet of a minimum of £10 and William Hill will give you two £10 bets. You must enter the promotional code ''F20'' when signing up as a new customer.

Photo: Action Images



Please report offensive, libellous or inappropriate posts by using the links provided.


You need to login in order to post your comments

Portsmouth Polls

About Us Contact Us Terms & Conditions Privacy Cookies Advertising
© FansNetwork 2017 hosted by FastHosts