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MATCH PREVIEW: CRAWLEY v POMPEY

18 August 2015

All you need to know about League Two clash

Pompey will aim for a fourth successive victory when they make the short trip to Sussex to face Crawley on Tuesday evening.

Paul Cook’s side have already seen off Dagenham and Plymouth in the league, as well as knocking Championship side Derby out of the Capital One Cup.

Now they take on a Red Devils side who relegated last season to end a three-year stay in the third tier of English football.

They started the current campaign with a 1-1 draw at Oxford and then, after a cup exit to Peterborough, lost at home to AFC Wimbledon last Saturday.

Crawley are managed by former Kidderminster and Cheltenham boss Mark Yates, who took charge following the club’s slide into League Two.


TEAM NEWS
Paul Cook is set to stick with the same side that triumphed at Home Park at the weekend.

Jack Whatmough (knee) is still a long-term absentee, while Kal Naismith (thigh) is the only other player on the injury list.

Lanre Oyebanjo and Gavin Tomlin are both out for the hosts after undergoing surgery, while Conor Henderson (ankle) is a doubt and former Pompey striker Izale McLeod could miss out as he seeks a move away from the club.


HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 1 Win
Crawley: 1 Win
0 Draws

At Broadfield Stadium
Pompey: 1 Win
Crawley: 0 Wins
0 Draws

Last Meeting
Pompey 1 (Benson)
Crawley 2 (Adams, Clarke)
League One
December 26 2012


MATCH COVERAGE
Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live online commentary from the Checkatrade.com Stadium.

We’ll also have match updates on Twitter and the Pompey Wall.

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

Local listeners can hear commentary on Express FM or BBC Radio Solent (not online), while The News will also have extensive coverage.


TICKETS
Pompey have sold their entire allocation of 1,500 tickets for this fixture and no more will be made available.


BETTING
Pompey are evens favourites with Sky Bet to claim all three points, with the hosts on offer at 13/5.

Read our betting preview here and remember to register at www.skybet.com/pompey to earn the club money whenever you have a flutter.


ALSO IN LEAGUE TWO
Accrington v Mansfield
AFC Wimbledon v Cambridge
Barnet v Northampton
Dagenham & Redbridge v Exeter
Hartlepool v Newport
Leyton Orient v Stevenage
Luton v Bristol Rovers
Morecambe v Wycombe
Oxford v Notts County
Plymouth v Carlisle
York v Yeovil

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