Kenny Jackett has revealed that Tom Naylor is “ready to go again”, as reported by Portsmouth’s official website.
The midfielder has been out injured since picking up an injury against Wycombe Wanderers, but the Pompey captain could be set to make his return for the Doncaster Rovers match.
Naylor has started 12 games for Portsmouth so far this season, across League One, the EFL Trophy and Carabao Cup, as per WhoScored.
The 28-year-old has 1 goal in the league, which came in the 2-0 win against Tranmere Rovers, while he has also picked up 2 yellow cards.
He has been effective defensively, averaging 1.8 tackles, 1.4 interceptions, 1.8 clearances and 0.4 blocks per game, while also winning 3.8 aerial duels.
On the ball, he has managed 0.3 key passes, 0.5 dribbles and 3.5 long balls per game, while completing 78.1% of the passes he has attempted throughout the league campaign.
Having Naylor will definitely be a boost for Jackett and Portsmouth, for the leadership the skipper will provide, as well as his defensive capabilities in midfield.
Portsmouth currently sit 19th in the League One table, with just nine points from their eight games so far, meaning they will be looking for all the help they can get to begin climbing the table – Naylor will likely be someone they have been waiting on.
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