All you need to know about JPT clash
Pompey begin their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy campaign with a trip to Exeter on Tuesday night.
They saw off League One opposition with a 3-1 triumph at Yeovil at this stage of the competition last term, before losing at home to Northampton.
The Grecians, who also went out in the second round, have reached the area finals on three occasions, most recently in 2011.
Paul Tisdale’s side have had a mixed start to the current season, with two victories, two defeats and a draw in League Two.
They won 2-1 at Swindon in the first round of the Capital One Cup before going down 6-3 in a thrilling match at Premier League outfit Sunderland.
Pompey took four points off Exeter last term, triumphing 1-0 at home following a 1-1 stalemate at St James Park on the opening day.
Paul Cook is expected to hand debuts to several young players, while Adam Barton and Kal Naismith might also make their first appearances after returning to training.
Exeter are without injured duo Christian Ribeiro and Tom Nichols, but Jordan Moore-Taylor could be fit enough to feature.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 12 Wins
Exeter: 3 Wins
At St James Park
Pompey: 4 Wins
Exeter: 1 Win
Pompey 1 (Wallace)
February 14 2015
Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live online commentary from St James Park.
There will be post-match reaction on the website, Pompey PlayerHD and our official YouTube channel
, with extended highlights to follow on Wednesday.
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Pompey are 13/10
favourites with Sky Bet to win after 90 minutes, with the hosts available at 19/10
OTHER JOHNSTONE’S PAINT TROPHY TIES
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AFC Wimbledon v Plymouth
Cambridge v Dag & Red
Millwall v Peterborough
Newport v Swindon
Northampton v Colchester
Yeovil v Barnet
Hartlepool v Sheffield United (7pm)
Accrington v Bury
Doncaster v Burton
Morecambe v Walsall
Notts County v Mansfield
Port Vale v Carlisle
Scunthorpe v Barnsley
Shrewsbury v Oldham