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Match Preview: Pompey v AFC Wimbledon

Everything you need to know about League One clash

10 January 2020

Pompey v AFC Wimbledon

Pompey switch their focus back to the League One promotion race after progressing in two other competitions over the past week.

Kenny Jackett’s side have home ties against Barnsley and Scunthorpe in the FA Cup and Leasing.com Trophy to look forward to later this month.

But it is the quest to climb the table that takes centre stage on Saturday, as AFC Wimbledon head to Fratton Park.

The Blues are just one point outside the play-off spots with half their fixtures remaining – and only six adrift of second position.

Their opponents, meanwhile, are more concerned with events at the other end of the division and trying to pull away from the danger zone.

Glyn Hodges is the man tasked with trying to avoid taking the battle to beat the drop to the final day for a second successive season.

He began the campaign as assistant manager, but took the top job after Wally Downes was charged by The FA for a breach of betting regulations.

Pompey were narrowly beaten when they visited Kingsmeadow back in October, courtesy of a last-gasp goal from Terell Thomas.

Fixture News

Kenny's Injury Update: AFC Wimbledon (H)

9 January 2020

TEAM NEWS
Cameron McGeehan could be handed his Pompey debut after completing a loan switch from Barnsley earlier in the week.

Fellow new signings Steve Seddon and Reeco Hackett-Fairchild will also be hoping to make their Fratton bows.

Lee Brown (Achilles), Ross McCrorie (hamstring), Bryn Morris (groin) and Ryan Williams (groin) are all still absent.

Brandon Haunstrup (meniscus) and Jack Whatmough (knee) are both back in training, but not ready to feature on Saturday.

AFC Wimbledon’s new loan defender Mads Bech Sorensen could make his first appearance after arriving from Brentford.

The visitors will be without Kwesi Appiah (ankle), Paul Kalambayi (ankle), Will Nightingale (hip), Adam Roscrow (thigh) and Anthony Wordsworth (calf).

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
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HEAD TO HEAD*
Overall
Pompey: 16 wins
Wimbledon: 14 wins
9 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 10 wins
Wimbledon: 4 wins
5 draws

*Includes matches against Wimbledon FC

TICKETS
Pompey fans can secure seats online here. Subject to availability they will also be available to buy from both ticket offices from 9am on Saturday.

OFFICIALS
Referee: Trevor Kettle
Assistants: John Flynn and Alasdair Ross
Fourth Official: Robert Dabbs

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 4/9 favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 11/2.

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 3pm

Bristol Rovers v Doncaster
Burton v Fleetwood
Coventry v MK Dons
Ipswich v Accrington
Oxford v Rotherham
Peterborough v Gillingham
Rochdale v Bolton
Shrewsbury v Lincoln
Southend v Tranmere
Sunderland v Wycombe

LAST FRATTON MEETING


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