Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett has said he understands the frustrations of Pompey fans after their 1-0 defeat to Wycombe Wanderers, which ended in the travelling fans chanting “we want Jackett out”.

Portsmouth have endured a dismal start to the new season, leaving them languishing in 20th place after seven matches. They succumbed to another loss on Saturday at Adams Park, losing 1-0 to 3rd placed Wycombe Wanderers, with Adebayo Akinfenwa scoring a late penalty to send Pompey back to Fratton Park with no points.

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Now, manager Kenny Jackett has spoken to the Portsmouth News about the chants at the end of the game, with supporters demanding for him to be sacked amid their poor form. He said:

“I did hear what they were saying and obviously understand their frustration because we couldn’t get going. Ultimately, the frustration comes on the manager, that’s the nature of it.

“We look forward to Tuesday and trying to make sure we put it right. Of the changes, Oli and James should be able to build on that and for other players there are better performances in them.

“That (crowd) reaction is there as a manager and not something you shrug off, dismiss or enjoy. We have won one game out of the first seven in the league and, for myself, you look onto Tuesday and Saturday to try to get it right then.

“One win out of seven isn’t what we want and on Saturday we didn’t get going, didn’t get going on the ball, didn’t get going forward unfortunately and that is a frustration and a fact. We can look at the referee’s decisions and maybe this, maybe that, but we can do better than that.

“We have Southampton next and won’t sweep Saturday under the carpet, we have to learn from it and try to climb and grow. We can do better than we did.”


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