Kenny Jackett gives injury update on Portsmouth midfielder after limping off against Barnsley

Kenny Jackett allayed fears after Andy Cannon limped out of Pompey’s 4-2 victory against Barnsley.

Sunday, 26th January 2020, 2:30 pm

The midfielder delivered an energetic and eye-catching display in the Blues’ FA Cup fourth-round success against the Championship Tykes at Fratton Park.

He assisted Ben Close’s opening goal and was a constant thorn in the visitors’ side throughout the game.

Cannon was forced off in the 90th minute with a groin injury, however, and replaced by Gareth Evans.

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But Jackett is hopeful the former Rochdale man will be fit for Pompey’s League One trip to Lincoln on Tuesday.

The boss said: ‘He felt his groin. It’s not too bad and hopefully he’s okay for Tuesday.’

Cannon’s made 21 appearances for Pompey since arriving from Spotland in January last year.

Andy Cannon. Picture: Joe Pepler