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Kenny Jackett salutes ‘solid’ effort as Portsmouth reach FA Cup fourth round

Posted Sunday, January 05, 2020 by PA37 hits

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett saluted a “solid” effort from his team after they edged their FA Cup third-round clash 2-1 against League One rivals Fleetwood.Pompey proved good value for their victory as they made it into the fourth round for the second-successive year.Jackett said: “That was a really tough game so I’m delighted we’ve got through it.“There w...Full Story »

Jack Roles helps Cambridge return to winning ways against struggling Morecambe

Posted Monday, December 30, 2019 by PA28 hits

Jack Roles struck the winner as Cambridge returned to winning ways with a 1-0 success against struggling Morecambe.The home side threatened early on as Marc Richards teed up Roles, whose low shot was pushed wide by Mark Halstead.Cambridge continued to push and Richards beat Halstead at the end of a flowing move but was denied by George Tanner on the line.Five minutes before half-time, Kevin Elli...Full Story »

Jack Redshaw on the spot as Halifax beat Chesterfield

Posted Sunday, December 29, 2019 by PA47 hits

Jack Redshaw’s second-half penalty proved enough as Halifax returned to winning ways with a 1-0 National League victory over Chesterfield at The ShayHalifax midfielder Cameron King tested Shwan Jalal early on but his shot was forced wide, while Jack McKay went on a run down the right for Chesterfield before his cross went out for a corner.King continued to press midway through the first ha...Full Story »

Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett thrilled to see off league leaders Wycombe

Posted Friday, December 27, 2019 by PA43 hits

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett was full of praise for his side after a hard-fought 2-0 win at home to league leaders Wycombe.Goals from the in-form Ronan Curtis and Ben Close condemned the Chairboys to their second successive defeat.Pompey boss Kenny Jackett said: “It was a hard game today and Wycombe were a tough nut to crack, you can see why they are top.“Gareth has done a fantas...Full Story »

Kenny Jackett hails Ronan Curtis for netting winner against 10-man Ipswich

Posted Sunday, December 22, 2019 by PA29 hits

Kenny Jackett hailed match-winner Ronan Curtis after Portsmouth boosted their Sky Bet League One promotion hopes with a 1-0 win over 10-man Ipswich at Fratton Park.Curtis’ strike five minutes into the second half was enough to earn Pompey all three points.Home manager Jackett said: “What Ronan is doing is good, very good. We want to get a really good goals total from Ronan. “He...Full Story »

Jackett boosted as duo back in contention for Portsmouth

Posted Friday, December 20, 2019 by PA36 hits

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett has Christian Burgess and Oli Hawkins back in contention for the Sky Bet League One clash with Ipswich.Centre-back Burgess missed the 4-1 loss at Accrington because of a one-match ban, while forward Hawkins was unavailable for that match due to the birth of his first child.Pompey defender Lee Brown is unavailable having undergone surgery on an Achilles injury aft...Full Story »

Jack Sparkes set to return to Exeter’s starting line-up against Walsall

Posted Thursday, December 19, 2019 by PA30 hits

Jack Sparkes is free to return to action for Exeter as they host Walsall at the weekend in Sky Bet League Two.The 19-year-old picked up a one-match ban after being dismissed late during the Grecians’ 1-0 FA Cup second-round replay loss to Hartlepool.Sparkes missed the following victory over Salford but is available again on Saturday.Full-back Craig Woodman will be missing as he undergoes s...Full Story »

Jack Iredale missing for Carlisle’s FA Cup replay against Forest Green

Posted Monday, December 09, 2019 by PA60 hits

Carlisle are without Jack Iredale for the FA Cup second-round replay with Forest Green at Brunton Park.The Scotland-born left-back has had a scan on a sore knee and is expected to be on the sidelines for two weeks.Like Iredale, Jack Bridge (ankle) and Harry McKirdy (knee) also missed the 1-1 weekend draw at Morecambe and will be checked.Loan pair Canice Carroll and Olufela Olomola could return a...Full Story »

Clean sheet as important as win for Hibs, says boss Jack Ross

Posted Sunday, December 08, 2019 by PA55 hits

Manager Jack Ross insists the clean sheet in Hibernian’s 3-0 victory over Aberdeen was just as welcome as the three points.Hibs kept out their opponents for the first time in the Ladbrokes Premiership since clinching a narrow victory over St Mirren on the opening day of the season.Since then Paul Heckingbottom lost his job in the dugout following a 10-game winless run.However, a brace from...Full Story »

Jackett frustrated as Pompey let lead slip

Posted Sunday, December 08, 2019 by PA29 hits

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett was left frustrated after Mo Eisa’s header salvaged Peterborough a 2-2 draw at Fratton Park.Eisa snatched a point 18 minutes from time after Portsmouth had come from behind to lead 2-1 through goals from Lee Brown and Ellis Harrison following Ivan Toney’s early opener.Jackett said: “I have mixed emotions after that. “I did feel we took the...Full Story »

Hibernian boss Jack Ross hails ‘really pleasing’ win against Aberdeen

Posted Sunday, December 08, 2019 by PA29 hits

Hibernian manager Jack Ross hailed his players’ reaction as the Leith side returned to winning ways in a 3-0 victory over Aberdeen.Following a competitive first half that saw both teams create chances, Martin Boyle scored a brace before Florian Kamberi notched his eighth of the season.Hibs moved to within seven points of fourth-place Aberdeen after bouncing back from the midweek Ladbrokes ...Full Story »

Ryan Jackson to be assessed ahead of Colchester’s clash with Salford

Posted Friday, December 06, 2019 by PA56 hits

Colchester will assess the fitness of full-back Ryan Jackson before the visit of Salford.Jackson limped out of the midweek Leasing.com Trophy defeat against Stevenage after damaging his foot.Colchester boss John McGreal said Jackson had been nursing the injury over the past few weeks and Tom Lapslie could deputise in the Sky Bet League Two fixture.Goalkeeper Dean Gerken and striker Luke Norris s...Full Story »

I want U’s back – Colchester hope Jackson can return

Posted Thursday, December 05, 2019 by PA52 hits

Colchester will check on the fitness of defender Ryan Jackson ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet League Two match with Salford.The U’s returned to competitive action on Tuesday, after a 10-day break, and suffered a 2-1 loss at home to Stevenage in the Leasing.com Trophy.A negative for boss John McGreal was when right-back Jackson limped off during the first half with a foot injury, which wa...Full Story »

Jack is the Greal deal as Villa hold Manchester United

Posted Monday, December 02, 2019 by PA37 hits

Manchester United squandered the chance to move into Champions League contention after being held to a 2-2 home draw by Aston Villa.For a substantial period in the first half the visitors, who had lost 16 of their last 17 matches against established top-six opponents, controlled proceedings with a game plan centred around the influential Jack Grealish.Villa’s captain scored the opener and ...Full Story »

Jack Ross frustrated as Hibernian let two-goal lead slip against Kilmarnock

Posted Sunday, December 01, 2019 by PA27 hits

Jack Ross insists Hibernian must learn to show their ugly side after watching his team blow a two-goal advantage against Kilmarnock.The hosts were cruising towards a fourth successive Ladbrokes Premiership victory when goals from Christian Doidge and Jason Naismith gave them a comfortable cushion over the Ayrshire outfit.However, Alex Bruce pulled one back with 24 minutes left and, with Killie t...Full Story »

Kenny Jackett feels win over Rotherham can be crucial in promotion shake-up

Posted Wednesday, November 27, 2019 by PA33 hits

Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett believes his side’s thrilling 3-2 win at home to fourth-placed Rotherham could be crucial to their League One promotion hopes.Midfielder Ben Close’s first goal since August lifted Pompey to within two points of the play-off places as Jackett’s men extended their unbeaten run to seven games.Jackett said: “It does feel a real big victory bec...Full Story »

No new worries for Pompey boss Jackett

Posted Tuesday, November 26, 2019 by PA42 hits

Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett has no new injury worries to contend with for his side’s Sky Bet League One clash with fourth-placed Rotherham.Defender Sean Raggett will not return in time for the fixture having limped off during Pompey’s 2-1 victory at Harrogate Town in the first round of the FA Cup.Tom Naylor and Ross McCrorie are still recovering from hamstring issues and will not b...Full Story »

Jack Ross praises ‘brave’ Hibernian players after making winning start

Posted Sunday, November 24, 2019 by PA31 hits

Jack Ross hailed his “brave” Hibernian players following a dream dugout debut at Easter Road. The hosts turned in a free-flowing display to sweep Motherwell aside 3-1, with goals from Christian Doidge, Florian Kamberi and Daryl Horgan cancelling out Liam Polworth’s early opener.Ross admits he was reluctant to make wholesale changes – either tactical or in terms of personn...Full Story »

Aston Villa vs Newcastle - Aston Villa set to welcome back Jack Grealish

Posted Friday, November 22, 2019 by PA79 hits

Jack Grealish is set to skipper the Aston Villa side in their Premier League home clash with Newcastle on Monday after four weeks out with a calf injury. Goalkeeper Tom Heaton is also likely to play after missing the defeat to Wolves last time out with a calf problem, but deputy Jed Steer is out for up to four months with a partial tear in his Achilles. Defenders Bjorn Engels and Matt T...Full Story »

Adam Bogdan could start as Jack Ross’ Hibernian host Motherwell

Posted Friday, November 22, 2019 by PA34 hits

New Hibernian boss Jack Ross could hand Adam Bogdan a second debut against Motherwell on Saturday after signing the former Liverpool goalkeeper this week.Defender Darren McGregor (abdomen) is back in full training and nearing a return but will not be risked as Jack takes charge of the Leith outfit for the first time.Club captain David Gray (knee) has started light training but also remains out.M...Full Story »

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