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21 August 2015

All you need to know about League Two clash

Morecambe will be striving for a first ever win at Fratton Park when they visit the south coast on Saturday.

They have lost 3-0 in each of the two previous to Pompey and have only won one of their four games so far this term.

Jim Bentley’s side were beaten 2-0 at Hartlepool on the opening day before exiting the Capital One Cup at the hands of Sheffield United.

The Shrimps then recorded their first victory in the Lancashire derby against Accrington last Saturday, although followed that up with defeat to Wycombe.

They finished 11th in League Two last term, eight points adrift of the play-offs and a comfortable 22 clear of the bottom two.

Ben Davies could miss out for Pompey after going off with a hamstring injury at Crawley on Tuesday night.

Jack Whatmough (knee) is still sidelined, while Kal Naismith continues his recovery from a thigh problem.

The visitors will be without skipper Peter Murphy, who damaged knee ligaments at Hartlepool on his debut.

Pompey: 2 Wins
Morecambe: 1 Win
1 Draw

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 2 Wins
Morecambe: 0 Wins
0 Draws

Last Meeting
Morecambe 3 (Kenyon 2, Amond)
Pompey 1 (Chaplin)
League Two
April 11 2015

Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live online commentary from Fratton Park.

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 Sunday.

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

Tickets can be bought online here, or by visiting the Frogmore Road ticket office (until 5pm on Friday).

On Saturday, they can be purchased from the booths behind the Fratton End from 11am, with the ticket office only open for enquiries and upgrades.

Pompey are 8/13 favourites to continue their good start to the season by beating Morecambe.

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

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