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Portsmouth 2 v 2 Burton Albion
SkyBet League One
Tuesday, 17th September 2019 Kick-off 19:45
Pompey out to entertain - oh, and to win
Tuesday, 17th Sep 2019 08:17 by staff

Pompey are aiming to put on a show this evening - and win - for home fans starved of league action.

Burton are the first League One visitors to Fratton Park for a month and last time out, Pompey blew a lead against nine men to draw 3-3 with Coventry.

The Blues are without Marcus Harness and Lee Brown but boss Kenny Jackett says the players are in confident mood going into the game.

He told 'It’s a big week for us and we’ve been waiting for the league games to come back around again. There have been some positive signs so far and it’s my job as manager to build a confident and winning team. I do feel we’ve got the players to do that.

'We’ve won four cup ties at this stage of the season, but the priority is always the league and we’ve got a big test ahead. We’re looking to get that balance right between attack and defence, which we haven’t always done so far.

'But we also want to put on a show for the supporters that will get them behind us. If we do that then they can really drive us forward. There’s always pressure in professional football and it’s about winning the next game – we’re no different.

'It's still early in the season and our aim is for both performances and results to be good. We’re keen to start improving our position. There’s a busy run ahead that gives us a chance to hopefully find a rhythm. It’s a new group for us this season and they quickly need to find their feet in this division.'


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