The battle for League One promotion takes a step back this weekend, as the Emirates FA Cup takes the spotlight.
Pompey will aim to avoid a giant-killing when they take on King’s Lynn at Fratton Park on Saturday (3pm kick-off).
The visitors are currently sitting 13th in the fifth tier standings and have won their past two matches against Dover and Barnet.
Ian Culverhouse’s men won the National League North title last term, leapfrogging York into top spot when point-per-game was used to decide the final placings.
And they have already shocked one EFL outfit to get to this stage of the cup, with Sonny Carey’s late strike seeing off Port Vale.
The Linnets received a bye to avoid having to take part in the final qualifying round after Covid cases caused Notts County to pull out of the competition.
Pompey, meanwhile, enjoyed a dramatic extra-time victory at Ipswich, courtesy of Sean Raggett’s controversial goal.
Their next opponents were only formed in 2010 after the old King’s Lynn FC were wound up at the High Court the previous year.
Michael Jacobs (knee) is the only player missing for Pompey and Kenny Jackett has promised to name a strong side.
The visitors are without injured full-back Aaron Jones, while striker Kairo Mitchell is cup-tied, but Michael Gash could feature for the first time this season after recovering from pancreatitis.
HEAD TO HEAD
This will be the first competitive meeting between the sides.
Referee: Will Finnie
Assistants: Richard Morris and Daniel Flynn
Fourth Official: Steven Hughes
Supporters in the UK can watch the contest on the BBC iPlayer, website and app, as well as BT Sport’s digital platforms.
If you are based overseas then please check local listings to see if the game is being shown in your region.
There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Sunday.
ALSO IN EMIRATES FA CUP
Games kick-off at 3pm unless stated
Tranmere v Brackley (7.55pm)
Morecambe v Solihull (12.30pm)
Gillingham v Exeter (1pm)
Newport v Salford (1pm)
Bradford v Oldham
Cheltenham v Crewe
Harrogate v Blackpool
Plymouth v Lincoln
Peterborough v Chorley (5.30pm)
AFC Wimbledon v Crawley (1.30pm)
Barnet v MK Dons (1.30pm)
Bristol Rovers v Darlington (1.30pm)
Carlisle v Doncaster (1.30pm)
Mansfield v Dagenham & Redbridge (1.30pm)
Shrewsbury v Oxford City (1.30pm)
Stevenage v Hull (1.30pm)
Stockport v Yeovil (1.30pm)
Marine v Hawks (2.45pm)
Canvey Island v Boreham Wood (7.45pm)