Kenny Jackett: Portsmouth deserving of victory against Bolton

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

Saturday, 28th September 2019, 6:54 pm
Updated Sunday, 29th September 2019, 8:31 pm
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.

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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.’