It does not seem too long ago since Pompey and Fleetwood last clashed in a battle for points.
And, well, that is because it wasn’t – with the Blues having only played one league match since the pair faced off at Fratton Park before Christmas.
That game finished goalless and was a pretty fractious affair, with the hosts then having their next three fixtures postponed due to a mixture of Covid-19 and the weather.
A lot has changed for the Cod Army since that bad-tempered evening on the south coast just over four weeks ago.
They dismissed Joey Barton as manager, despite the club sitting just three points outside the play-off places in 10th position.
Youth team boss Simon Wiles was handed the reins on an interim basis, but his only game in charge to date was Tuesday evening’s Papa John’s Trophy defeat at Hull.
They led that tie 2-0 with just 12 minutes remaining, only to concede three late goals to exit the competition.
Fleetwood have drawn their past three league matches – a run that started at Fratton Park – and are now sitting 11th, looking to close the six-point gap to Pompey having played a game more.
Kenny Jackett’s side were beaten 1-0 in last season’s corresponding fixture, although did win 2-1 at Highbury in the FA Cup.
Ronan Curtis is currently self-isolating after testing positive for Covid-19, but will hopefully return to training on Sunday.
Alex Bass (calf) and Paul Downing (hamstring) are the only two players currently in the Pompey treatment room.
Fleetwood handed a debut to Blackburn loan keeper Joe Hilton earlier in the week, with Alex Cairns self-isolating after suffering Covid symptoms and Joel Coleman injured.
Striker Kyle Vassell could make his Cod Army bow against the Blues after arriving from Rotherham for the remainder of the season.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 5 wins
Fleetwood: 3 wins
Pompey: 3 wins
Fleetwood: 2 wins
Referee: James Bell
Assistants: Richard Bartlett and Matthew Bristow
Fourth Official: Sebastian Stockbridge
Supporters in the UK can watch the action live – with graphics, commentary and replays – by purchasing a match pass for £10.
Please note that subscribers based in the UK and Ireland will still need to purchase a match pass in order to watch the game live.
There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Sunday.
Please note that current BBC guidelines mean commentators are not allowed to travel outside of their regions for games.
The BBC Radio Solent team will still be providing commentary from their studio for listeners on the radio and iFollow audio stream.
However, because this will not sync up with the iFollow video stream, supporters watching the game will only hear ambient stadium noise. Alternatively, they can use the settings cog to switch to local Fleetwood commentary.
ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
Games kick-off at 3pm unless stated
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Accrington v Gillingham
Bristol Rovers v Charlton
Burton v Ipswich
Hull v Blackpool
Northampton v Oxford
Peterborough v MK Dons
Plymouth v Crewe
Rochdale v Wigan
Swindon v Doncaster