Jackett: Whatmough injury proved costly for Portsmouth

Pompey manager Kenny Jackett admitted the injury to Jack Whatmough cost the Blues in their 1-1 draw with Doncaster Rovers.

Saturday, 2nd February 2019, 5:32 pm
Updated Thursday, 7th February 2019, 8:30 pm
Pompey manager Kenny Jackett. Picture: Joe Pepler

The hosts came from behind to earn a share of the spoils against Grant McCann’s side, with Omar Bogle’s 54th-minute effort cancelling out Mallik Wilks’ first-half opener..

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Whatmough felt a twinge in his knee during the first half and was replaced by Christian Burgess almost immediately.

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Pompey manager Kenny Jackett. Picture: Joe Pepler

The substitute and keeper Craig MacGillivray were then caught in two finds, allowing Wilks to open the scoring.

Jackett admitted it was a key moment in the game.

He said: ‘The first 30 minutes I thought we were on top and putting them under a lot of pressure, but the injury to Jack and the substitution sort of cost us.

'The centre-back (Burgess)and the keeper (MacGillivray) got caught in two minds.

‘We should be organised enough but it provided them with a quality goal.

'In the second half again we put a lot of pressure on Doncaster and got a very good goal back from Bogle.’