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9 January 2016

Roberts, McGurk, Close and Barton all return

Gary Roberts returns to the starting 11 at Ipswich in the third round of the FA Cup this afternoon.

He also skippers the side in the absence of regular captain Michael Doyle.

There are three other changes from the side that beat Crawley in the league last week.

Adam Barton is asked to fulfil defensive duties once again, while there are also starts for Ben Close and Adam McGurk.

Loanees Matt Clarke and Caolan Lavery are both ineligible, while Gareth Evans drops to the bench.

Pompey: Murphy; Davies, Barton, Webster, Stevens; Hollands, Close; Roberts (c), McNulty, Bennett; McGurk
Subs: Bass, Haunstrup, May, Boco, Tollitt, Evans, Chaplin

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