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Match Preview: Derby v Pompey

All you need to know about League One contest

28 April 2023

Derby County v Pompey

Pompey are on the road for the final time this season when they visit Derby on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

With John Mousinho’s men now unable to reach the top six, pride is all that is at stake for the Blues, who will be backed by more than 3,000 supporters at Pride Park.

It is a much more crucial contest for the hosts, who currently occupy the final League One play-off spot.

The Rams are below fifth-placed Bolton on goal difference, with the pair both trying to hold off Peterborough, who sit two points further back in seventh.

Paul Warne’s side go into the contest on a five-match unbeaten run, which includes narrow wins in their two most recent fixtures against Exeter and Burton.

And they will be particularly keen for a win in their final home match, as the final day sees them visit a Sheffield Wednesday outfit who could still be in the hunt for automatic promotion.

Derby are looking to make an immediate return to the Championship after suffering relegation under Wayne Rooney’s leadership last term.

That came amidst financial turmoil, with the club only going down because they were deducted a total of 21 points for entering administration and breaching accounting rules.

It finished goalless when the sides met at Fratton Park earlier in the campaign, while Pompey were beaten 3-1 on their last visit to Pride Park for a second tier contest in October 2011.

Ronan Curtis (knee) and Jayden Reid (knee) are both missing, while Zak Swanson (groin) is unlikely to feature in the final two games after returning to training following a groin problem.

Denver Hume (knee) is also a doubt, but Joe Morrell is available again after completing a four-match ban.

James Chester (calf) and Tony Springett (ankle) are both missing for Derby, whose matchday squad will likely include former Pompey players Luke McGee, Nathaniel Mendez-Laing and Harvey White.

Read the thoughts of John Mousinho and Joe Morrell ahead of the game.

Pompey: 35 wins
Derby: 42 wins
21 draws

On the road
Pompey: 10 wins
Derby: 29 wins
7 draws

Pompey fans will not be able to purchase tickets on the day of the game, so please do not travel without one.

Click here to read a guide to visiting Pride Park that has been produced by the home club.

Referee: Lee Swabey
Assistants: Robert Atkin and Sian Massey-Ellis
Fourth Official: Sam Purkiss

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Overseas subscribers and match pass holders can watch all the action live, with accompanying commentary.

Click here for more information about using iFollow on a matchday and click here for information on downloading the app, so you can access content on your mobile device.

We will have updates throughout the game on Twitter and the match centre. You can also see behind-the-scenes content on our Instagram story.

There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Sunday.

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either BBC Radio Solent or Express FM (not available online).

All games kick-off at 3pm

Accrington v Cambridge
Bolton v Fleetwood
Charlton v Port Vale
Forest Green v Oxford
Ipswich v Exeter
MK Dons v Barnsley
Morecambe v Lincoln
Peterborough v Bristol Rovers
Plymouth v Burton
Shrewsbury v Sheffield Wednesday
Wycombe v Cheltenham


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Match Reports

Derby 1 Pompey 1

Bishop on target in Pride Park stalemate

29 April 2023

Joe Morrell sets up Pompey
Photo: Jason Brown/Pro Sports Images

Pompey proved they still have plenty of fight left by holding promotion-chasing Derby to a draw at Pride Park.

They went ahead when Colby Bishop headed home his 24th goal of what has been an excellent campaign for the striker.

Substitute James Collins came off the bench to level after the interval, but the Rams could not convert their late pressure into a winner.

John Mousinho made two changes from the side that beat Accrington on home soil the previous week.

Joe Pigott was rewarded for his winning goal against Stanley with a start, while Joe Morrell returned from a four-match ban, as Tom Lowery and Harry Jewitt-White made way.

The sides emerged to a cauldron of noise, with both sets of fans contributing to a cracking atmosphere.

And the hosts soon set about trying to take the lead, causing their opponents plenty of problems in the opening stages.

David McGoldrick was first to threaten after being given space to advance and hit a curling effort from outside the box.

The ball beat Matt Macey and cannoned off the post, hitting the diving keeper on the back and ricocheting wide.

A clearance from Macey was then intercepted and McGoldrick slipped the ball across for former Pompey loanee Nathaniel Mendez-Laing, who fired wastefully past the post.

A Jason Knight header from a corner then bounced into the turf and over the bar, as the one-way traffic continued.

McGoldrick soon went close again, courtesy of another curler from the edge of the box that Macey turned around the post.

But it was the Blues who broke the deadlock against the run of play midway through the first half – much to the delight of the large away following.

It was a lovely pass from Morrell, who lifted the ball right onto the head of BISHOP and he guided it off the inside of the post and across the line.

That stunned the home fans into silence and their side struggled to regain their dominance once the action restarted.

In fact, it might have got even worse for the Rams, with Pompey twice going close to extending their lead before the break.

Paddy Lane and Marlon Pack combined to provide a shooting chance for Pigott, whose drilled effort was turned wide by Joe Wildsmith.

And the keeper then made a superb instinctive save from the resulting corner to keep out Connor Ogilvie’s header.

Half Time: Derby 0 Pompey 1

The visitors made a bright start to the second half, enjoying plenty of possession and frustrating Derby.

It took the promotion-chasing side time to settle and there were a few murmurings of discontent emanating from the stands.

They did win a couple of corners in quick succession just before the hour mark, but both were easily dealt with.

Derby soon threw on attacking players Collins, Tom Barkhuizen and Lewis Dobbin in an attempt to create more openings.

Mousinho also introduced fresh legs of his own on 70 minutes, with the lively Michael Jacobs replaced by Owen Dale.

But it was one of the home side’s substitutes who made a quick impact to level the contest just a few moments later.

A deep free-kick from Conor Hourihane was flicked on by skipper Curtis Davies and the ball was slammed into the net by Collins.

He might have had another goal soon after, but this time could only nod over from another Hourihane set-piece.

Haydon Roberts then flashed a dangerous delivery right across the face of goal, but nobody could capitalise for Derby.

With the visitors looking dangerous, Mousinho moved to shore up his defensive lines, with Clark Robertson and Sean Raggett replacing Ryley Towler and Pigott.

And the Blues saw out the closing stages with relative ease to collect a point and ensure Derby’s push for a play-off place would have to wait until the final day.

Derby (3-4-2-1): Wildsmith; Forsyth (Collins 63), Davies (c), Cashin; Knight, Bird (Smith 76), Hourihane (White 83), Roberts; Sibley (Dobbin 63), Mendez-Laing (Barkhuizen 63); McGoldrick
Goals: Collins 71
Subs not used: McGee, Rooney

Pompey (4-2-3-1): Macey; Rafferty, Bernard, Towler (Robertson 84), Ogilvie; Pack (c), Morrell; Lane, Pigott (Raggett 84), Jacobs (Dale 70); Bishop
Goals: Bishop 24
Booked: Towler, Morrell
Subs not used: Oluwayemi, Thompson, Lowery, Scarlett

Referee: Lee Swabey

Attendance: 31,744 (3,120 Pompey fans)

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