Portsmouth boss talks Doncaster Rovers challenge in wake of Darren Moore's departure

Portsmouth boss Kenny Jackett insists his preparations for tonight’s game have not changed despite the change of manager at Doncaster Rovers.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 3:58 pm

Darren Moore departed for Sheffield Wednesday on Monday morning and was swiftly replaced by Andy Butler, who will take charge of the side for the first time tonight.

And Jackett says only time will tell whether the change has impacted Rovers significantly.

“It’s hard to tell how this now affects them,” he said.

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“I think it will be the same group of players and the new manager at the moment is Andy Butler, who has a lot of experience at the club.

“I’m sure he will continue the good job that Darren has done.

“It will not change our approach to the match. It’s still the same group of players and we always think Doncaster away is a hard game.

“We have done well there before, though, and will do everything we can to go there again and get us on the type of run we’re looking for coming into the last leg of the season.

“Things may have changed for them, but we don’t underestimate the task, we have to work very hard to win.

“We want to get a good winning run going. It was four points out of six last week and, as we now come into Doncaster and Northampton this week, we’ll see what we can do.’

“Doncaster have been a good side in recent seasons, while this year have shown good consistency – and I’m sure will continue to do that.

“For us, it’s the same group of players. What has happened doesn’t alter our setup or approach.”


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