AHEAD of Saturday's FA Cup Fourth Round match against Portsmouth we take a look at the tactics behind the League One leaders.
Age - 57
Previous clubs managed
Watford, Swansea, Millwall, Wolves and Rotherham
Has won promotion with Swansea (from League Two), Millwall and Wolves (both from League One)
Preferred managerial style
A pragmatic approach, teams are usually defensively very well drilled.
Managerial record at Portsmouth
Games 91 Wins 49 Draws 13 Lost 29
Kenny Jackett’s record against QPR
Games 5 Wins 1 Draws 2 Lost 2
Formation and Tactical approach
Portsmouth play a 4-2-3-1 formation, operating with two out and out wingers, a target man up top and two central midfielders in the middle of the park. Jackett’s side usually deploys a number 10 just behind the frontman. Pompey almost always play with a flat back four with Jack Whatmough and Matt Clarke instrumental at the heart of their defence.
Last game and performance
Portsmouth made the semi-finals of the Checkatrade Trophy with a narrow 1-0 win over League One side Peterborough. QPR player David Wheeler, who was playing his last game on loan for Jackett’s side, scored the winner five minutes from time.
Ronan Curtis – With Pompey’s top goalscorer Jamal Lowe suspended much of the League One’s side creativity will come from the Irishman. He’s been in great form this campaign, coming off the left flank scoring nine goals and creating 11.
One to Watch
Ben Close – The young midfielder is very talented with the ball at his feet and has a great range of passing skills. He’s likely to start in central midfield alongside Tom Naylor.