Jackett: Win was needed to keep Pompey play-off hopes alive

KENNY JACKETT admitted Pompey's performance came up short as their play-off hopes died.

Saturday, 21st April 2018, 7:09 pm
Updated Saturday, 21st April 2018, 7:11 pm
Pompey lost 1-0 in the League One match against Charlton. Picture: Joe Pepler

Jackett knows his team’s bid to finish in the top six is over after a 1-0 loss to Charlton.

The Blues boss believes the visitors hurt his team in midfield and wide areas.

Jackett said: ‘We needed to win.

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Pompey lost 1-0 in the League One match against Charlton. Picture: Joe Pepler

‘We needed to win to pull Charlton back and chase fifth and sixth spot.

‘The injuries had a big effect on us with Thompson and Whatmough having to come off.

‘Their left side was a big source of penetration with Ajose and Fosu getting in.

‘I feel generally, though, their two midfielders were the difference. They played very and controlled the game.

Pompey lost 1-0 in the League One match against Charlton. Picture: Joe Pepler

‘We’ve not had enough power. We were better in the second half but Charlton edged us out.

‘The game was a reflection of our season.’