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19 January 2016

All you need to know about Emirates FA Cup clash

Pompey will look to secure a fourth round Emirates FA Cup clash with Bournemouth by seeing off Ipswich at Fratton Park tonight.

Paul Cook’s side have not been in action since the 2-2 draw at Portman Road in the initial tie 10 days ago.

The Tractor Boys have been a bit busier, however, beating Leeds 2-1 and drawing 1-1 with Preston in the Championship since narrowly avoiding a cup upset.

Those results leave them sitting seventh in the second tier table – with only goal difference keeping them outside the play-off places.

Pompey have met Ipswich on two previous occasions in the FA Cup – and won both games away by a single goal.

Dario Silva’s effort secured progress in 2006, while David Nugent found the target two years later.

Harry Redknapp’s side went on to beat Plymouth, Preston, Manchester United, West Brom and Cardiff to lift the trophy at Wembley.

Christian Burgess is set to return to Pompey’s defence after recovering from an ankle injury, with Adam Barton moving to midfield.

Matt Clarke is ineligible to play against his parent side, while Danny Hollands (leg) and Paul Jones (knee surgery) are both out.

Ipswich are expected to ring the changes from their league battle with Preston at the weekend.

Read what Paul Cook and Adam Barton had to say about the game or subscribe to Pompey PlayerHD to watch interviews with the manager and Christian Burgess.

Pompey: 11 Wins
Ipswich: 19 Wins
12 Draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 3 Wins
Ipswich: 10 Wins
7 Draws

Last Meeting
Ipswich 2 (Oar, Fraser)
Pompey 2 (Bennett, Chaplin)
FA Cup R3
January 9 2016

Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live online commentary from Fratton Park from 7pm tonight.

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, while The News will also have extensive coverage.

Tickets are still available to buy online here or from the ticket office. From 5.30pm tonight they can be bought from the booths behind the Fratton End.

Pompey are 13/10 favourites with Sky Bet to win after 90 minutes, while the visitors can be backed at 21/10.

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