Portsmouth boss lauds side's potency as they take apart Championship Barnsley with display of attacking might

Kenny Jackett saluted Pompey’s attacking threat as they put Barnsley to the sword.

Saturday, 25th January 2020, 5:47 pm
Updated Saturday, 25th January 2020, 7:45 pm

The Blues stuck four goals past the Championship side on the way to a 4-2 win which saw them progress to the FA Cup fifth round.

Jackett’s side had four different scorers as Ben Close, John Marquis, Ronan Curtis and Christian did the damage.

And their manager was delighted with his side’s goal threat as they marched on in the famous, old competition.

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He said: ‘I felt there would be goals in the game with the way Barnsley set up.

‘They’ve given a lot of Championship defences problems. They’ve got some talented individuals.

‘We thought a clean sheet would be tough but also felt we’d create chances going the other way.

‘As a home side I wanted to take the game to the opposition, and I’m pleased to say it worked out.’

Kenny Jackett and Barnsley boss Gerhard Struber. Picture: Joe Pepler