Kenny Jackett explains the benefits windfalls from cup competitions have at Portsmouth

Kenny Jackett explained the benefits the windfalls from Pompey’s cup runs have across the club.

Sunday, 17th November 2019, 6:00 am
Updated Sunday, 17th November 2019, 6:00 am

The Blues have accrued £156,000 for their progress in the FA Cup and EFL Trophy this season.

Pompey collected £36,000 in prize money for their 2-1 victory at Harrogate Town in the first round of the historic competition on Monday.

That was on top of the £75,000 for the tie being broadcast on BT Sport.

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Meanwhile, Jackett’s side have bagged £45,000 for reaching the second stage of their EFL Trophy defence.

With a further £74,000 up for grabs in both competitions before Christmas, it would be a welcome boost to the Fratton Park coffers ahead of the January transfer window.

And Jackett revealed the cash injection helps multiple areas at PO4.

The boss said: ‘It always helps having a good Cup run, doing well on TV and the confidence the players gain from it.

Pompey celebrate Brandon Haunstrup's goal in their 2-1 win at Harrogate Town. Picture: Daniel Chesterton/PinPep

‘They are all considerations and obviously for every League One club there is a big consideration for the finances.

‘Maybe it might be a little bit different for Premier League or potential Premier League clubs because it's only the latter stages that effect that.

‘But it's a big carrot on many fronts for us and no doubt a financial one.

‘You see the windfall right the way through the club. Football clubs needs paying for wherever the money comes from.

‘We went through a few rounds of the League Cup this season and we want similar or better in the FA Cup if we can.

‘It helps all corners of the club.’