Portsmouth hopeful Oli Hawkins will be fit to face Havant & Waterlooville

Kenny Jackett is hopeful Oli Hawkins will be fit for Pompey’s friendly at the Hawks.

Wednesday, 10th July 2019, 10:27 pm
Oli Hawkins. Picture: Habibur Rahman

The striker was forced to sit out the Blues’ first pre-season game of the summer against UCD last night.

Hawkins was unable to get in on the scoring act, though, with a back injury keeping him on the sidelines.

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However, Jackett feels the former Dagenham & Redbridge man could return to feature in the annual clash at Westleigh Park on Saturday (3pm). 

The manager said: ‘Oli has a bad back but hopefully he will be okay for Saturday.

‘His back just seized up. It's one of those things so hopefully is okay and won’t be out for too long.

‘I don’t know what it is but hopefully he recovers for Saturday.’