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24 March 2016

All you need to know about League Two clash

Two of the biggest names in League Two meet at Fratton Park on Good Friday.

But while Pompey are still in with a good shout of escaping the basement division, Notts County are down in 19th.

The Magpies were relegated from the third tier last May, but have found the going tough this term.

Mark Cooper became their third manager of the campaign when he was unveiled on Sunday following the dismissal of Jamie Fullarton.

The former Swindon boss has been handed a deal until the end of the season, although that will be extended should he reach an unpublicised points tally.

County have collected just a single point from their past seven games and were beaten 4-1 at home by Exeter in their last outing.

But they are still a comfortable 13 points clear of the drop zone with 10 games left to play.

The Magpies inflicted a first league defeat of the season on Pompey back in October and have won the last four meetings between the side.

Gary Roberts is available after serving a one-match ban, but Kieron Freeman (knee) and Brian Murphy (calf) are both out.

Pompey are waiting to hear whether Ryan Fulton can feature after the goalkeeper was called up by Scotland under-21s.

But new loan arrival Conor Wilkinson is on Republic of Ireland duty and will not be able to appear in the next two games.

Stanley Aborah is expected to return for the visitors after falling out of favour under the previous manager, but Blair Adams (foot) and Will Hayhurst (knee) are both sidelined.

Read what Paul Cook has to say about the game or subscribe to Pompey PlayerHD for extended interviews with the manager and Christian Burgess.

Pompey: 9 Wins
Notts County: 12 Wins
6 Draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 4 Wins
Notts County: 4 Wins
4 Draws

Last Meeting
Notts County 2 (Burke, Sheehan)
Pompey 1 (Lavery)
League Two
October 31 2015

Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live online commentary from Fratton Park from 2pm on Saturday. 

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 at midday on Sunday. 

Local listeners can hear commentary on Express FM or BBC Radio Solent (not online), while The News will also have extensive coverage. 

Tickets can be bought online here. On the day of the game, they can be bought from the booths behind the Fratton End, which open at 11am.

Pompey are 1/2 favourites with Sky Bet to claim all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 11/2.

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