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Match Preview: Pompey v Lincoln

Everything you need to know about League One clash

22 October 2019

Pompey v Lincoln

Pompey are back under the lights and searching for a return to winning ways when they host Lincoln tonight.

It will be the first meeting between the sides since the last time they shared this division back in the 1982/83 season.

That campaign finished with the Blues claiming the title, while their opponents saw their own promotion challenge fade.

Not helping the Imps’ cause was two defeats to Pompey, including a 4-1 midweek reverse at Fratton Park, with Alan Biley hitting a hat-trick.

Lincoln have enjoyed two promotions in the space of just three seasons to get back to this level, guided by Danny Cowley and his brother Nicky.

But their departure to Huddersfield last month created an opening that was filled by former Blues boss Michael Appleton.

He watched from the stands as his new side were thrashed 6-0 at home to Oxford, but has since steadied the ship.

A home victory over Sunderland helped boost confidence, while the 12th-placed Imps played out a goalless draw with Shrewsbury on Friday night.

Fixture News

Kenny's Injury Update: Lincoln (H)

21 October 2019

TEAM NEWS
Brett Pitman is a major doubt for the hosts with a groin strain, while Oli Hawkins (foot), Bryn Morris (groin) and Jack Whatmough (knee) are definitely out.

Michael Bostwick (calf) is missing for Lincoln, while fellow defender Cian Bolger serves a three-match ban after being sent off against Shrewsbury.

Imps striker John Akinde could feature against the club where he failed to score in 11 appearances during the 2012/13 campaign.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of Kenny Jackett and Christian Burgess or register for a free iFollow account to watch the below video.

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 8 wins
Lincoln: 5 wins
5 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 5 wins
Lincoln: 2 wins
3 draws

TICKETS
Pompey fans can secure seats online here or by visiting the Anson Road ticket office.

From 5.30pm this evening, they can also be bought from the ticket office in Frogmore Road.

OFFICIALS
Referee: Tom Nield
Assistants: Gregory Read and Kevin Howick
Fourth Official: Michael Webb

Fixture News

Watch Lincoln Game On iFollow

22 October 2019

MATCH COVERAGE
Supporters in the UK and Ireland can watch the action live, with multiple cameras, commentary, replays and graphics. It is priced £10 for a match pass.

Domestic subscribers will, as usual, be able to listen to listen to live commentary from Andy Moon and Guy Whittingham by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from 7pm.

Please note that domestic subscribers will still need to purchase a match pass in order to watch the game live.

Overseas subscribers and match pass holders can also watch the action, with commentary starting from around 10 minutes before kick-off.

Click here for more information about using iFollow on a matchday and click here for information on downloading the app, so you can access content on your mobile device.

We will have updates throughout the game on Twitter and the match centre. You can also see behind-the-scenes content on our Instagram story.

There will be post-match reaction on the website, iFollow and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Wednesday.

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either Express FM or BBC Radio Solent.

BETTING
Pompey are the 17/20 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 3/1.

Click here to read our full betting guide and visit www.skybet.com/pompey to earn money for the club when you place a bet. Please gamble responsibly.

Please note that in-stadium betting is no longer available at Fratton Park.

ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
All games kick-off at 7.45pm

Tonight
Blackpool v Wycombe
Bristol Rovers v Bolton
Burton v AFC Wimbledon
Rochdale v MK Dons
Shrewsbury v Gillingham
Southend v Doncaster
Sunderland v Tranmere

Tomorrow
Coventry v Fleetwood
Ipswich v Rotherham
Peterborough v Accrington

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