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25 September 2015

All you need to know about League Two clash

Bristol Rovers are the next opponents as Pompey look to continue their impressive unbeaten run.

Paul Cook’s men are one of just three sides – along with Leicester and Brighton – from the top four tiers who have yet to lose.

The Gas won promotion from the Conference Premier last season after beating Grimsby on penalties at Wembley last season.

But they have had a mixed start to the current campaign and currently lie in 15th place.

Rovers won three matches in succession back in August, but have not triumphed since, collecting a single point from their last four matches.

Pompey lost 2-0 on their last visit to the Memorial Stadium in December 2013, but triumphed 3-2 in the return fixture four months later.

Pompey will hand a debut to loan signing Aaron McCarey in goal after Paul Jones (knee) joined Brian Murphy (groin) and Michael Poke (shoulder) on the sidelines.

Skipper Michael Doyle is suspended following his red card at Oxford last week, while Gary Roberts is a doubt with an ankle injury.

Mark McChrystal is close to returning from a knee problem for the hosts, although Saturday might come too soon.

Pompey: 18 Wins
Bristol Rovers: 10 Wins
8 Draws

At Bristol Rovers
Pompey: 6 Wins
Bristol Rovers: 8 Wins
5 Draws

Last Meeting
Pompey 3 (Webster, Taylor, Fogden)
Bristol Rovers 2 (Harrold 2)
League Two
April 19 2014

Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live online commentary from the Memorial 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 Sunday.

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

Pompey have sold their entire allocation of 1,200 tickets for this game and no more will be made available.

Pompey’s odds of winning have moved in to 7/4 with Sky Bet, while the hosts can be backed at 13/8.

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

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