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Why sixth spot for Pompey is no surprise
Saturday, 6th Jan 2018 14:37 by pompey-fans.com staff

Pompey are no League One surprise package.

So says CEO Mark Catlin as he reviews the first half of the season, which has ended with the Blues in the play-off places.

Catlin says Kenny Jackett's record in charge of teams in League One meant this was no false position, and urged fans to keep calm over the second half of the season whether or not promotion became a reality.

He told The News: 'I was watching Football on 5 on Saturday when they were singing the praises of Pompey and our current form. They said Kenny’s last four full seasons in League One had either resulted in the play-offs or promotion, which is an amazing stat.

‘When you have someone of the quality of Kenny, this amazing support we continue to receive and the quality of these players, then we shouldn’t really be surprised. We are really outperforming in our first season back in League One compared to what the expectations were.

‘By being halfway through the season and in the play-offs, you have to say we are now a candidate for the play-offs – you would be silly not to. However, we shouldn’t start now exerting extra pressure on anyone at the club.

‘Our target this year was to be competitive, to fight in the top half of the table, we are doing that. We shouldn’t be changing objectives during the season, that’s foolhardy, so let’s see where it ends.

‘What is important is we keep our feet on the floor, keep plodding away, going about our business as we do. If we lose a game it’s not the end of the world and if we win four on the trot we are not suddenly going to be champions. Let’s keep a level head and see where we are in the middle of May.’

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