Kenny Jackett: Portsmouth deserving of victory against Bolton

Kenny Jackett praised Pompey for coming through adversity to deliver a much-needed win over Bolton.

By Will Rooney
Saturday, 28th September 2019, 6:54 pm
Kenny Jackett. Picture: Joe Pepler
Kenny Jackett. Picture: Joe Pepler

Brett Pitman’s 66th-minute header gave Pompey a 1-0 victory over the struggling Trotters.

It represented only the Blues’ second League One success of the season in their eighth game.

Pompey took a while to get going, with Jackett admitting his troops looked ‘nervous’ in the first half.

Kenny Jackett. Picture: Joe Pepler

But the boss was pleased with the Blues' response in the second period and felt they deserved all three points. 

He said: ‘I thought we were nervous in the first half after what was a 4-0 defeat at home on Tuesday night.

‘We started slightly nervous but I’m pleased to say we came through that and put on a good performance in the second half.

‘We deserved to win, it was a good clean sheet, created other chances and could have scored more than one.’