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Match Preview: Pompey v MK Dons

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25 February 2020

Pompey v MK Dons

Pompey will make a welcome return to Fortress Fratton when they host MK Dons in League One this evening.

Kenny Jackett’s side boast the only unbeaten home record in the division – and, for that matter, the entire EFL.

So it is a welcome sight to see that six of their next seven fixtures take place on the south coast, which includes next Monday’s FA Cup clash with Arsenal.

It is the battle for points that takes priority tonight, however, as the Blues look to make an instant return to the top six.

Their opponents were in the drop zone when they beat Pompey in Buckinghamshire at the end of 2019.

But Russell Martin’s men have since climbed 13 points clear of the relegation places and appear to have secured another season in the third tier.

It comes after they beat Mansfield on the final day of the 2018/19 campaign in a winner-takes-all contest for the remaining League Two automatic promotion spot.

The Blues won 2-0 when the sides last met at Fratton Park in October 2017, with Oli Hawkins bagging a brace.

Fixture News

Kenny's Injury Update: MK Dons (H)

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TEAM NEWS
Kenny Jackett is hoping to have Andy Cannon available, with the midfielder’s glute injury keeping him out for the past three weeks.

Ellis Harrison is also close to a comeback after withdrawing from the side to face Fleetwood just before kick-off with a dead leg.

Meanwhile, Bryn Morris is continuing on his path back from a long-term abdominal problem and could return to full training this week.

Former Fratton loanee Joe Mason will hope to feature for the visitors after recovering from a muscle strain, leaving the Dons with a fully fit squad.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
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HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 2 wins
MK Dons: 1 win
2 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 1 win
MK Dons: 0 wins
1 draw

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

OFFICIALS
Referee: Kevin Johnson
Assistants: John Flynn and Paul Kelly
Fourth Official: Adrian Tranter

Fixture News

Watch MK Dons Game On iFollow

25 February 2020

MATCH COVERAGE
Supporters in the UK and Ireland can watch the action live, with 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 Andrew Moon and Danny Rose 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.

If you encounter any technical difficulties, please use the dedicated support channels, rather than contacting the club. You can email ifollow@efl.com or use the live chat tool in the bottom right corner of this website’s homepage.

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 4/7 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors are available at 9/2.

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.

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

Blackpool v Bolton
Coventry v Rotherham
Oxford v Accrington
Shrewsbury v Tranmere
Sunderland v Fleetwood

LAST FRATTON MEETING


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