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19 July 2016

All you need to know about pre-season clash

Pompey will make the short trip to Salisbury this evening as their pre-season preparations continue at the Raymond McEnhill Stadium (7pm kick-off).

The Whites are led by former Blues player and manager Steve Claridge, who guided them to the Wessex League Premier Division title last term.

He netted 37 goals in 122 games during his time at Fratton Park and was inducted into the club’s Hall of Fame in 2012.

Claridge can call upon the services of Pompey academy graduates George Colson, Josh Warren and Elliot Wheeler.

Salisbury will now compete in the Evo-Stik Southern League South and West Division and are searching for their first pre-season win.

They have been defeated by Bristol Rovers and Basingstoke this summer, with a draw at Chichester sandwiched in between.

Claridge told The News: “Hopefully it will be a good crowd. It will be lovely to see a few people down from Pompey – they always make a great atmosphere.

“It will be good fun. It’s a nice ground, the supporters will be well looked after and it will be relaxed.”

Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live online commentary from the Raymind McEnhill Stadium this evening.

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 highlights to follow on Wednesday.

Tickets can be bought at the ground tonight. They are priced £8 for adults, £5 for seniors (65+) and students and £2 for juniors (16 and under).

July 6: Sligo (A) D 3-3
July 9: Bohemians (A) W 2-0
July 13: Hawks (A) W 5-0
July 16: Sutton (A) L 1-2
July 19: Salisbury (A) 7pm
July 23: Bournemouth (H) 3pm
July 27: Bognor (A) 7.15pm
July 30: Bristol City (A) 3pm

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