Pompey are delighted to welcome a host of former stars back to Fratton Park this afternoon for our annual Former Players’ Day.
Around 50 players – who appeared in either the first, reserve or youth teams from the 1950s through to the 2000s – are guests of the club in the Warrior Lounge.
They will be watching the match from the Milton End before being presented to the crowd at half-time.
Colin Farmery, who heads up history and archiving projects at Pompey, as well as chairing the Pompey History Society, said: “As a club we take a great deal of pride in our former players and we like to make them feel welcome.
“The great work of Jake Payne and others at the Former Players’ Association means the bond we have with them is a strong one.
“Last night we staged our annual Hall of Fame dinner to make it a fantastic weekend celebrating the club’s heritage.”
The players planning to attend include: Bill Albury, Gary Ashton, Simon Barnard, Alan Biley, Noel Blake, Terry Brisley, Gary Budinger, Kevin Clements, Barry Cook, Ray Crawford, Steve Davey, Andrew Dickinson (son of Jimmy Dickinson), Stuart Doling, Arnie Eckersall, Ken Finlay, Ian Gillespie, Dave Griffiths, Eoin Hand, Neil Hider, Gemma Hillier, Alan Knight, John Lovett, Mick Mellows, John Milkins, David Munks, Chris Paige, Lyn Powell, Linvoy Primus, Tony Priscott, Dave Pullar, Lee Smith, Alan Stephenson, Colin Sullivan, Derek Sutton, Kenny Swain, Mick Tait, Eddie Thompkins, Guy Whittingham and Paul Wood.