Jackett reveals his Pompey vision

Pompey boss Kenny Jackett. Picture: Joe Pepler
Pompey boss Kenny Jackett. Picture: Joe Pepler
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Kenny Jackett has delivered his Pompey vision after extending his Fratton Park future.

The Blues’ three-match winning streak was last night surrendered at Peterborough.

Pompey owner Michael Eisner. Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey owner Michael Eisner. Picture: Joe Pepler

Jack Marriott and a Kal Naismith own goal inflicted a 2-1 loss, with substitute Conor Chaplin grabbing a consolation for the visitors.

It was a disappointing end to a day which began with the announcement Jackett had signed a contract extension to take him to 2021.

The 55-year-old only joined the club in June, overseeing a mere 23 matches by the time the deal for a two-year extension had been thrashed out.

Still, it represented massive backing from Michael Eisner and his board towards Jackett.

I am determined to bring success to the club. I think it’s a terrific club and it has terrific potential

Kenny Jackett

And Pompey’s manager has his eyes fixed on success.

He said: ‘There were discussions (about a deal) in and around the takeover and it’s very good backing for myself.

‘I want to deliver success to the club.

‘The owners have assessed that situation, developed it and had a good look at all of the club to see where they can go.

‘I am disappointed with last night’s result, that’s the main thing.

‘But I am determined to bring success to the club. I think it’s a terrific club and it has terrific potential as well.

‘However, we are going to have to earn it.

‘We are in a new division and seeing tight games like at Peterborough which we want to be coming out of the right side of things.

‘I am very, very happy to be here, I’m committed towards the club and determined to bring success.

‘Obviously be want it to be short-term success as well as long term.

‘The contract is a terrific commitment and I appreciate the owners’ actions.’

Pompey last night were without Brett Pitman, who suffered a hamstring problem during last weekend’s win over Southend.

In his absence, Curtis Main was handed a rare appearance – yet the Blues were always going to miss their 12-goal top scorer.

However, as an attacking unit they failed to find a cutting edge and instead it was the Posh – inspired by Marcus Maddison and his two assists – who emerged as winners.

For Jackett, though, it was a tight contest in which his side fell just short.

He added: ‘Of course we are going to miss Brett.

‘In tight games he produces the edge for us but we must also work out a way of scoring goals without him.

‘The team have to work at that and are capable of it.

‘Like Saturday, it was a close game but Marcus Maddison has produced two assists and we couldn’t quite get in a performance where we had enough of the ball.

‘We were driving up and around their box and we were optimistic going into good situations with holes in pockets but we were unable to really get the shots off that we need.

‘I didn’t feel it quite clicked.’