The Portsmouth defender who is persistently targeted and deserves more penalties

Sean Raggett. Picture: Joe PeplerSean Raggett. Picture: Joe Pepler
Sean Raggett. Picture: Joe Pepler
It was a decision that took plenty of people by surprise.

Tom Naylor didn’t see the foul on Sean Raggett that led to Pompey’s winning goal against MK Dons.

But the Pompey skipper was hardly surprised the defender was fouled – as it happens every week.

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Referee Lee Swabey awarded the Blues a spot-kick on 22 minutes when he observed Dons defender George Williams handling Raggett inside the box.

Ellis Harrison stepped up and tucked away the penalty to deliver Kenny Jackett’s side a 2-1 victory.

Certainly, not too many people spotted the foul on Raggett, with visiting manager Russell Martin’s protests earning him a yellow card for his protests.

Naylor, however, believes more officials should keep an eye on the ex-Norwich man during set-pieces – because it happens all of the time.

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The midfielder said: ‘I didn't really see it, to be fair! I was trying to get my head on another one so I didn't really see it.

‘But every week, Raggett gets dragged down all the time and referees don't see it.

‘Luckily on Saturday, the referee saw it because he was watching Rags and gave us the decision.

‘He gets targetted because he's a big presence in there.

‘People target him and try to drag him down. It's justice and we were due a penalty.

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‘We've not had one in a while so I think that we were due one and obviously Ellis tucks it away.’

Naylor opened the scoring for Pompey after just two minutes with a fine header.

His effort was cancelled out by Scott Fraser’s penalty before Harrison’s spot-kick won the Blues all three points.

Naylor’s goal was his first in 14 months and was delighted to get back on the scoresheet.

He added: ‘I didn’t know I’d scored at the time. I was on the floor and I just saw the lads coming towards me.

‘I’ve watched it back and was buzzing.’