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MATCH PREVIEW: POMPEY v ACCRINGTON

4 September 2015

All you need to know about League Two clash

There will be plenty of reunions when Accrington visit Fratton Park this weekend.

Blues boss Paul Cook and his assistant Leam Richardson both played for, coached and managed the Lancashire outfit.

Winger Kal Naismith was signed from Stanley over the summer, while Gary Roberts spent almost two years there earlier in his career.

But the quarter will be hoping to upset their former side by claiming three points and preserving Pompey’s unbeaten league record.

Accrington took four points off the Blues last term, with a 1-1 draw at the Crown Ground following their 3-2 triumph at Fratton Park.

That was the only time they have ever beaten Pompey, who have won three of their previous seven meetings.


TEAM NEWS
Paul Cook has an almost fully-fit squad to choose from, with Jack Whatmough (knee) the only player sidelined.

Accrington will make plenty of changes from their Johnstone’s Paint Trophy defeat during the week, with the likes of Jason Mooney, Matt Crooks and Josh Windass all expected to return.


HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 3 Wins
Accrington: 1 Win
3 Draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 2 Wins
Accrington: 1 Win
0 Draws

Last Meeting
Accrington 1 (Windass)
Pompey 1 (Taylor)
League Two
March 7 2015


MATCH COVERAGE
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
Tickets can be bought online here or from the Frogmore Road ticket office until 5pm this evening.

On Saturday, they will be sold from the booths behind the Fratton End from 11am, with the ticket office open for upgrades, enquiries and away fan sales only.


BETTING
Pompey are 8/13 favourites to beat Accrington, while the visitors can be backed at 4/1.

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


ALSO IN LEAGUE TWO
Newport v York (1pm)
Carlisle v Barnet (2pm)
Cambridge v Luton
Exeter v Leyton Orient
Mansfield v AFC Wimbledon
Northampton v Dag & Red
Stevenage v Plymouth
Wycombe v Hartlepool
Yeovil v Morecambe

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