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Pompey v Cheltenham: PREVIEW

After taking a point from League Two leaders Chesterfield live on Sky on Monday night, Pompey return to Fratton Park looking for three points that could really steer them away from the relegation zone and more towards mid-table.

Team News

Ginger striker Ryan Taylor could return today after shaking off an injury after missing Monday night’s trip to Chesterfield, whilst Michael Drennan and Daniel Alfei return from mid-week international duty.

Danny East still remains a long-term injury, which Simon Ferry also still left on the sidelines through injury.

The visitors welcome back David Noble from injury.

History

Having drawn 2-2 in September against Cheltenham, this is only our second game in recorded history that Pompey and Cheltenham have met each other – and the Robins’ first trip to Fratton Park – and what a way to experience it with nearly a sell-out crowd.

The away fixture was a disappointing point for Pompey after dominating most of the game – conceding a 90th minute equaliser.

Patrick Agyemang sent us in to an early lead before Johnny Ertl sent us back in to the lead before half-time following Jermaine McGlashan’s equaliser – and it was McGlashan who grabbed that 90th minute equaliser at the end!

Cheltenham are currently in 13th place on 42 points, whilst Pompey are 16th on 40 points – so a home win today could see us leapfrog the visitors.

Recent Form

Pompey Last 5: DWLWD
Cheltenham Last 5: DLWLW

Line Ups

Possible Pompey line up: Carson; Chorley, Devera, Shorey, N’Gala; Wallace, Padovani, Diagourago, Holmes; Agyemang, Jervis

Possible Cheltenham line up: Brown; Ihiekwe, Elliott, Jombati, Brown;  Richards,  Gornell, Deering , Vincent; Cureton, McGlashan

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Next match


08/03/14
v Cheltenham Town@ Fratton Park
League Two
K.O: 15:00

League One table

20 Oldham 41 -15 41
21 Scunthorpe 42 -26 41
22 Portsmouth 43 -19 39
23 Hartlepool 43 -29 36
24 Bury 42 -29 34

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