Prior to Portsmouth’s match against Doncaster Rovers, Sean Raggett spoke of his confidence that he would make it back to his best following his injury battles.
The 26-year-old was talking in the context of the season, but he backed up his words just a few days after making the comments with his performance in Pompey’s 2-1 victory.
During the win, which takes Portsmouth up a few places to 16th, Raggett was an integral part of the defence, completing both of his attempted tackles, eight clearances and one interception, as per WhoScored – with his clearance count being the highest of anyone on the pitch.
It is notable that he got above his average from his three games this season in each of these categories, which highlights the growing influence he had in this game compared to those that came before it.
The man on loan from Norwich City also won five of his six aerial duels throughout the game, giving an idea of how dominant he was throughout.
With Kenny Jackett having previously stated that he wants to have a settled back four, Raggett is seemingly in a good position to get consistent game time at the heart of Pompey’s defence, especially while Oli Hawkins is out injured.
It is certainly an encouraging sign for Portsmouth that the 26-year-old has managed to step up and be a proficient partner for Christian Burgess, which he showed during the game.
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