Portsmouth travel to The Valley on Saturday in confident mood but Kenny Jackett are aware of the pedigree Charlton possess.

Jackett’s Pompey side travel to London one place and five points above Lee Bowyer’s men and on the back of two wins he knows that victory would all but seal their place in the play-off places.

Ahead of the game, which will be broadcast live on Sky Sports, Jackett praised The Addicks and pointed to the similarities between the two clubs.

“Charlton are a very big club,” said Jackett.

“They are a genuine contender for promotion places and so they should be, like Portsmouth you see the tradition of it.

“Quite a recent Premier League tradition too.

“They have a very good squad of players.

“It will be a big occasion on Saturday.

“A good crowd, TV cameras put in the mix.

“The sort of game that as a player you want to play in and you are in the game for.

“It is a big game. It will be a great atmosphere and the TV cameras add to that.”

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'Go Again'

Portsmouth ended a run of five league draws with a 5-1 win over Bradford on Saturday and Jackett hopes the result will kick his side on as they still target automatic promotion.

“Hopefully it gives us confidence going forward.

“We will need to go again, feel stronger, and we do feel always confidence with players is a big thing.

“You have to back that up with a lot of hard work.”

Jackett was equally full of praise for his opponents model, impressed by Steve Avory’s constant ability to un-earth local talent.

“They continually produce top players out of their academy.

“It is hard as you slip outside the Championship but they have continued to do that.

“That’s a credit to everybody at their club.”

Charlton Athletic v Portsmouth kicks off at 5:30pm.

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