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MATCH PREVIEW: POMPEY v STEVENAGE

20 October 2015

All you need to know about League Two clash

Teddy Sheringham was a favourite with the Fratton faithful during his season playing for Pompey.

The striker netted the Blues’ first Premier League goal, netting 10 goals in 38 appearances during the 2003/04 campaign.

But now he is in his first managerial role at Stevenage, having replaced Graham Westley at the Lamex Stadium over the summer.

Boro sit 20th in League Two with 13 points from as many games and have yet to win on the road.

They have collected four points from their two most recent fixtures, however, including Saturday’s home triumph over Wycombe – which included a goal from goalkeeper Jesse Joronen.

Pompey won 3-2 in the corresponding fixture last term, courtesy of a late winner from Joe Devera, while the only other Fratton meeting between the sides finished goalless.


TEAM NEWS
Paul Jones (knee), Adam McGurk (ankle), Jayden Stockley (ankle) and Jack Whatmough (knee) are all sidelined.

Gareth Evans also misses out as he serves the second game of a three-match suspension.

Stevenage could hand a debut to experienced midfielder Michael Tonge, but Chris Whelpdale is struggling with a groin problem and fellow midfielder Steven Schumacher is banned.


QUOTES
Read what Paul Cook and Adam Barton have had to say about tonight’s game and watch pre-match interviews on Pompey PlayerHD.


HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 2 Wins
Stevenage: 3 Wins
1 Draw

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 1 Win
Stevenage: 0 Wins
1 Draw

Last Meeting
Stevenage 1 (Pett)
Pompey 0
League Two
April 14 2015


MATCH COVERAGE
Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live online commentary from Fratton Park from 7pm.

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.


BETTING
Pompey are 8/15 favourites with Sky Bet to claim all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 5/1.

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


ALSO IN LEAGUE TWO
Accrington v AFC Wimbledon
Bristol Rovers v Notts County
Hartlepool v Barnet
Luton v Leyton Orient
Morecambe v Crawley
Northampton v Carlisle
Oxford v Plymouth
Wycombe v Newport
Yeovil v Mansfield
York v Dag & Red

Tomorrow
Exeter v Cambridge


LAST SEASON

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