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MATCH PREVIEW: POMPEY v EXETER

29 September 2015

All you need to know about League Two clash

Pompey and Exeter meet for the second time in the space of four weeks at Fratton Park tonight.

But the Blues side will have a different look to the fresh-faced outfit that exited the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy in Devon at the start of September.

Paul Cook’s side went top of the table with a 2-1 triumph at Bristol Rovers on Saturday and are still unbeaten in the league.

Their opponents sit in 14th position and have collected six fewer points, although are only one outside the play-off spots.

Exeter’s only points on the road this season came courtesy of a 2-1 win at Dagenham in August, although they did go to League One side Swindon and knock them out of the Capital One Cup.

Paul Tisdale’s side have lost their last two matches, including a 2-0 home defeat to Wycombe at the weekend.

Pompey took four points off the Grecians last term, drawing at St James Park on the opening day before winning the return fixture.


TEAM NEWS
Pompey will be without Adam McGurk, who injured his ankle during the warm-up at Bristol Rovers.

Goalkeepers Paul Jones (knee) and Brian Murphy (groin) are still sidelined, along with Jack Whatmough (knee).

But skipper Michael Doyle is available again after serving a one-match suspension.

Ryan Harley and Jamie McCallister are both injury doubts for the visitors, while keeper James Hamon will miss out.


QUOTES
Paul Cook and Gareth Evans have both given their thoughts on tonight’s match, while extended interviews with the pair can be watched on Pompey PlayerHD.


HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 12 Wins
Exeter: 4 Wins
7 Draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 8 Wins
Exeter: 2 Wins
1 Draw

Last Meeting
Exeter 2 (Harley, Nicholls)
Pompey 0
JPT R1
September 1 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 Wednesday.

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 from the Frogmore Road ticket office until 5pm tonight or online here.

From 5.30pm they can be purchased from the booths behind the Fratton End, with the ticket office only open for enquiries, upgrades and away fan sales.


BETTING
Pompey are 3/4 favourites with Sky Bet to claim all three points, while Exeter can be backed at 7/2.

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
Accrington v Yeovil
AFC Wimbledon v Northampton
Dag & Red v Northampton
Hartlepool v Bristol Rovers
Leyton Orient v Carlisle
Morecambe v Luton
Newport v Crawley
Plymouth v Barnet
Stevenage v Mansfield
Wycombe v Cambridge
York v Oxford

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