Pompey must keep on asking questions at Oxford - but what will the answers be?
Saturday, 4th Jul 2020 20:16 by pompey-fans.com staff
Kenny Jackett says Pompey have to keep on asking questions of Oxford when the teams meet to conclude their play-off semi-final at the Kassam Stadium on Monday night.
The Blues boss believes his team started and ended the Fratton Park first leg well and says they were disappointed not to come away with a goal advantage.
It's 1-1 heading into the second leg after Marcus Browne cancelled out Ronan Curtis' opener and Jackett told the club website: 'We looked pretty strong and I felt we both started and ended the game well, with a lot of decent balls sent into good areas. Some didn’t break for us, some were defended well and there were other times when the decisions didn’t go our way.
'If we can keep knocking on the door like that in the second leg on Monday then we’ll be pretty pleased. We’re disappointed with the goal we conceded because Oxford didn’t have that many efforts, while we got into very good positions.
'There were long spells when we were in charge. We asked questions of them and it’s important that we can replicate that.
'We have a fully-fit squad and that’s testament to the staff we've got at this club – it’s something we were aiming for. Oxford are a very good side and so it’s important to have everyone available and in peak condition. Hopefully that depth can help us.
Jackett had little to say about the penalty shouts his side had, although Curtis and Bryn Morris both told the media the players were upset not to have at least spot kick awarded.