Pompey are on their travels again this Saturday as they face the MK Dons. Pompey will be buoyed by an impressive win away at Yeovil on Tuesday night. The Dons have started the season well and Michael Appleton knows his side are in for a tough test.
Luke Rodgers returned to training on Thursday and is likely to start on the bench, with Wes Thomas leading the line with former MK Dons hitman Izale McLeod.
New signing Akos Buzsaky didn’t feature in the win at Yeovil but may pick up some game time in this fixture after completing a week of training with his new team mates.
MK Dons will give a late test to striker Ryan Lowe who has suffered with a virus.
Gary MacKenzie has returned to training but this fixture is expected to come to soon for him.
Pompey could well face a former player after Scott Allan joined Karl Robinson’s side earlier this month.
Pompey and MK Dons have never faced each other with the Dons under their current guise, but both sides will have done their homework for what should be a thoroughly entertaining fixture and the Blues will be backed by over 2,0000 fans at the stadium MK.
Pompey sit 14th with 11 points, while the Dons are placed 5th with 18 points from their 10 fixtures.
Pompey (league only) – L L L W W
MK Dons – W D W W D
Likely Pompey line up : Andersen, Webster, Gyepes, Michalik, Harley, Dumbuya, Howard, Ertl, Williamson, Thomas, McLeod
Likely MK Dons line up : Martin, Otsemobor, Lewington, Kay, Williams, Gleeson, Allan, Powell, Chadwick, Bowditch, MacDonald