Portsmouth head coach Kenny Jackett has told the club website that he is already working on improving the team ahead of next season.

While it ended in heartbreaking fashion, it can be said that Portsmouth had a good season. They improved on last year and finished in the Sky Bet League One play-offs but in the end they lost in the play-offs after being beaten by Sunderland. This means their season is now over and they will have to look to next season if they want to get promoted.

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There are a lot of questions about the future of the team at Portsmouth especially as many of their top players have been linked with moves away from the club. But for now, Jackett is just looking at who he will be able to bring in to improve the first team. Jackett said they cannot afford to wait and rest if they want a chance at promotion next season so the work on recruitment has already started!

He said: “I’ve spoken to the board and most of that has been around future planning and where we go from here.”

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“You can’t afford to let the grass grow under your feet and the team – and the club – has to keep evolving.”

“The budget will probably be similar and we want to keep our consistency if we can, while trying to go one better next season.”

“Summer is a big time in football and we want to build in order to keep progressing.”

“I 100 per cent believe that we’ll be competitive again, as we attempt to take one of those three promotion places.”

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“We do need to freshen up and strengthen our group. Summer is a big time in football and we want to build in order to keep progressing.”

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