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Maidenhead United 0 v 4 Portsmouth
FA Cup
Saturday, 10th November 2018 Kick-off 15:00
Keep calm and carry on in the FA Cup, Pompey
Thursday, 8th Nov 2018 21:47 by staff

Kenny Jackett says Pompey must keep cool heads to make sure they avoid being on the wrong end of an FA Cup upset at Maidenhead on Saturday.

Looking ahead to a game BT Sport have picked for live coverage, the manager told 'We have to look at it as a good chance to progress and we want to go on a run to give our fans reason to get excited. But the television cameras are there for a reason, so we have to rise to the occasion. We’ll need to be organised and structured if we want a result.

'There hasn’t been any change to our programme. It’s a competition we want to do well in and we regard this as a big game. I don’t think there will be too many changes. We’ve got a break coming up, so there’s no reason for us to rest anyone.”

'I’ve been to their ground before and there’s a slight slope, but the pitches are good at this time of year. They’ve had a recent run of poor form, although we know that will go out the window on Saturday. I doubt it’ll have a lot of bearing on their approach.

'The magic of this competition is that it’s a one-off game, but we’ve done our homework and will make the players aware of their strengths.'


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