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21 October 2016

All you need to know about League Two clash

It is a welcome return to Fratton Park for Pompey following successive league matches on the road.

And after collecting four points from visits to Leyton Orient and Plymouth, they will look to transfer that form to their own patch.

Opposition comes in the form of a Notts County side who are currently sitting 12th in the League Two standings.

But despite being seven places below the Blues, the points gap between the sides is just three.

John Sheridan’s men would probably have expected to be higher after winning six out of eight games in August and September.

But the Magpies have collected just a solitary point from the last three matches to halt their progress.

They were on the end of a 4-0 thrashing on their most recent visit to Fratton Park back in March.

Kyle Bennett bagged a brace, while Christian Burgess and Marc McNulty were also on target as Pompey gained revenge for a 2-1 defeat at Meadow Lane earlier in the campaign.

Paul Cook has a full squad to choose from, with Adam Buxton (ankle), Matt Clarke (leg), Noel Hunt (groin) and Drew Talbot (hamstring) all back in training.

League Two top scorer Jon Stead (ankle) is out for the visitors, with Alan Smith (hip) and Curtis Thompson (ankle) also sidelined.

Read what Paul Cook and Carl Baker have to say about the game or watch pre-match video content on Pompey PlayerHD.

Pompey: 10 Wins
Notts County: 12 Wins
6 Draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 5 Wins
Notts County: 4 Wins
4 Draws

Junior tickets are available from just £1 if bought in advance. Click here for more details.

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

Pompey PlayerHD subscribers can listen to live 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 highlights to follow on Sunday.

Local listeners can hear commentary on Express FM or BBC Radio Solent, while The News will also have extensive coverage.

Pompey are 4/7 favourites with Sky Bet to collect all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 9/2.

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