LOWE’S ON HIGH IN THE POMPEY ASSAULT
JAMAL Lowe has been given the licence to thrill and keep scoring goals for high-flying Portsmouth.
Manager Kenny Jackett has got all his attacking options firing so far this term, with more than 35 goals scored by the south coasters in all competitions.
Lowe has been a constant threat for in-form Pompey, registering seven goals and four assists going into this weekend.
Pompey boss Jackett believes the 24-year-old winger works well with striker Oli Hawkins, with the duo forming a partnership key to the club’s attacking threat.
“For Jamal Lowe, after a good season last year, making sure that he can improve his goalscoring and his assists was important,” Jackett said.
“We’re giving him the freedom to do that. He has quite a lot of freedom to be able to get involved and the final third is obviously a key area and one where he can have an effect.
“For Jamal and a number of other players as well, the inclusion of Oli Hawkins has helped bring players in to the game at times.”
Lowe moved to Portsmouth during the 2016-17 season having impressed in National League South for Hampton & Richmond.
But he is only one of a wealth of goalscoring options for Portsmouth, with a squad containing recognised hitman Brett Pitman, who scored 25 in all competitions last year, as well as Ronan Curtis and Gareth Evans.
Jackett is pleased with his side’s attacking game, and believes target man Hawkins, 26, provides the right balance.
“A striker would always want to score goals and Oli is the sort of player who can give you a platform to play off,” he said.
“Everyone is looking for those forwards, one way or another.”
GOALS: Jamal Lowe