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LEAGUE TWO LOWDOWN: PART FOUR

30 June 2016

A look at Pompey's 2016/17 opponents

NOTTS COUNTY

The Magpies’ summer plans were temporarily halted by a transfer embargo that was lifted earlier in the month when debts were cleared.

They have quickly made up for lost time, bringing in six players – including former Pompey full-back Richard Duffy.

Manager: John Sheridan

Ground: Meadow Lane

Nickname: Magpies

Distance from Fratton Park: 195.3 miles

Estimated drive time: 3 hours 20 minutes

2015/16 position: 17th in League Two

2016/17 title odds: 22/1

Pompey v Notts County last season: L 1-2 (A), W 4-0 (H)


PLYMOUTH ARGYLE

Plymouth inflicted play-off heartache on Pompey at the end of last season before experiencing the same emotions themselves.

After a last-gasp goal at Home Park saw off the Blues, the Devon outfit were comfortably beaten by AFC Wimbledon at Wembley.

Manager: Derek Adams

Ground: Home Park

Nickname: Pilgrims

Distance from Fratton Park: 172.9 miles

Estimated drive time: 3 hours 26 minutes

2015/16 position: 5th in League Two

2016/17 title odds: 16/1

Pompey v Plymouth last season: W 2-1 (A), L 1-2 (H)


STEVENAGE

Stevenage confirmed last month that Darren Sarll would continue as manager, with former Newcastle and West Ham boss Glenn Roeder acting as advisor.

They enjoyed a fine unbeaten run at the end of 2015/16, with just one defeat in nine games helping them finish 14 points clear of the drop zone. 

Manager: Darren Sarll

Ground: Broadhall Way

Nickname: Boro

Distance from Fratton Park: 109.3 miles

Estimated drive time: 1 hour 55 minutes

2015/16 position: 18th in League Two

2016/17 title odds: 50/1

Pompey v Stevenage last season: D 1-1 (H), W 2-0 (A)


WYCOMBE WANDERERS

A disappointing end to last season saw Wycombe’s play-off hopes fade and they ultimately had to settle for a mid-table finish.

In an attempt to do better this term, they have brought back former Pompey trainee Paris Cowan-Hall for a third spell with the Chairboys.

Manager: Gareth Ainsworth

Ground: Adams Park

Nickname: Chairboys

Distance from Fratton Park: 83.9 miles

Estimated drive time: 1 hour 33 minutes

2015/16 position: 13th in League Two

2016/17 title odds: 22/1

Pompey v Wycombe last season: D 2-2 (A), W 2-1 (H)


YEOVIL TOWN

Yeovil’s hopes of survival appeared slim at the turn of the year when Paul Sturrock was sacked with the club rooted to the foot of the table.

But Darren Way steadied the ship after taking over at Huish Park and was rewarded in April with a new three-year deal.

Manager: Darren Way

Ground: Huish Park

Nickname: Glovers

Distance from Fratton Park: 110.4 miles

Estimated drive time: 2 hours 2 minutes

2015/16 position: 19th in League Two

2016/17 title odds: 40/1

Pompey v Yeovil last season: D 0-0 (H), D 1-1 (A)

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