Jackett pleased with Pompey promise

Kenny Jackett believes Pompey showed promise ahead of the new season in their Bournemouth warm-up.

Saturday, 22nd July 2017, 7:05 pm
Updated Monday, 11th September 2017, 12:28 pm
Conor Chaplin goes for goal during today's game against Bournemouth Picture: Shaun Boggust

The Blues went down to a 2-1 loss to the Premier League side at Fratton Park in front of a crowd of 7,182.

But Jackett’s side matched their opponents for long periods in a useful test ahead of the new campaign.

And the Pompey boss believes his team are shaping up well ahead of the League One opener against Rochdale on August 5.

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He said: ‘We gave them a good test.

‘You can see how quick, how good and how powerful Premier League players are.

‘It shows you how far we have to go, but I was pleased with the application of our players.

‘It’s hard to judge sometimes when you jump from non-league to Premier League opposition.

‘But I was pleased with the team and their attitude and understanding. The signs are good.’