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Match Preview: Pompey v Shrewsbury

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14 February 2020

Pompey v Shrewsbury

Pompey are looking to start another winning run following their narrow midweek loss at Coventry.

Prior to that, Kenny Jackett’s side had enjoyed a club record nine victories in succession in all competitions.

This weekend sees them hosts a Shrewsbury side who have not tasted success in the league since just before Christmas.

Their only triumph in that time was an FA Cup defeat of Championship side Bristol City, while they then held European champions Liverpool to a draw before exiting in the Anfield replay.

In the league, however, the Shropshire outfit are enduring a slump that has seen them fall to 17th in the table.

But there is a still a comfortable gap of 12 points between Sam Ricketts’ men and the relegation places.

They were beaten 2-0 on home soil by Accrington on Tuesday night and head to the south coast with just three away league wins under their belt all season.

It was the Shrews who came out on top when the sides met on the opening day of the campaign, though.

A stunning strike from Ryan Giles settled a fairly cagey contest, while Ross McCrorie was dismissed on his debut late on.

Fixture News

Kenny's Injury Update: Shrewsbury (H)

13 February 2020

TEAM NEWS
Andy Cannon is still sidelined with the glute injury that has kept him out of the past two games, although is close to a return.

Bryn Morris is running outside again as he continues to step up his recovery from a long-term groin problem.

Ollie Norburn is set to miss the rest of the season for Shrewsbury after injuring his knee in the FA Cup draw with Liverpool.

The visitors will also be without Josh Vela (thigh), Brad Walker (hamstring) and Shaun Whalley (hamstring).

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of Kenny Jackett and James Bolton or register for a free iFollow account to watch the below videos.

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 13 wins
Shrewsbury: 10 wins
3 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 10 wins
Shrewsbury: 2 wins
1 draw

TICKETS
Pompey have sold out of seats for the game, with supporters advised to check if any become available via the ticket exchange.

OFFICIALS
Referee: Lee Swabey
Assistants: Leigh Crowhurst and Mark Derrien
Fourth Official: Stephen Brown

MATCH COVERAGE
Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary from Andrew Moon and Guy Whittingham by signing into their account and visiting the match centre from 2pm on Saturday.

Overseas subscribers and match pass holders can watch the action and commentary will begin 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 Sunday.

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

BETTING
Pompey are the 1/2 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 5/1.

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.

ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
All games kick-off at 3pm

Accrington v Lincoln
Bolton v Wycombe
Bristol Rovers v Blackpool
Fleetwood v Peterborough
Gillingham v Doncaster
Ipswich v Burton
Oxford v Sunderland
Rochdale v Tranmere
Rotherham v AFC Wimbledon
Southend v Coventry

LAST FRATTON MEETING


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