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Match Preview: Pompey v Doncaster

All you need to know about League One test

16 October 2020

Pompey v Doncaster Rovers

Pompey will look to extend their winning run to four matches when Doncaster visit Fratton Park this weekend.

Kenny Jackett’s side go into the contest on the back of triumphs over Burton, Southend and MK Dons.

It leaves them ninth in the League One standings – one point and two places above their next opponents.

But Rovers have a game in hand after their scheduled clash with Shrewsbury last week was postponed due to international call-ups.

Like the Blues, their only league defeat so far has come at the hands of Wigan, with wins against Charlton and Bristol Rovers accompanied by a draw with the Dons.

Former Fratton favourite Darren Moore has been in charge at the Keepmoat Stadium since the summer of 2019.

He guided Doncaster to a ninth-placed finish in the interrupted 2019/20 campaign and they were six points adrift of the play-offs when the season was halted.

There was only one meetings between the sides last term, with a last-gasp Ellis Harrison header securing a 2-1 away success for Pompey.

TEAM NEWS
Pompey have no injury concerns and Ronan Curtis is available after returning from Republic of Ireland international duty.

The visitors could hand a debut to new loan signings Josh Sims and Matt Smith, but Rayhaan Tulloch (hamstring) is out and there are doubts over the fitness of Tyreece John-Jules.

VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of Kenny Jackett and Ellis Harrison ahead of the game.

HEAD TO HEAD
Overall
Pompey: 11 wins
Doncaster: 6 wins
6 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 5 wins
Doncaster: 3 wins
3 draws

OFFICIALS
Referee: Brett Huxtable
Assistants: Stephen Brown and Paul Yates
Fourth Official: Simon Shaw

MATCH COVERAGE
Supporters in the UK can watch the action live – with multi-camera coverage, commentary and replays – by purchasing a match pass for £10.

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 2pm.

Please note that subscribers based in the UK and Ireland will still need to purchase a match pass in order to watch the game live.

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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.
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BETTING
Pompey are the evens favourites with Sky Bet to secure all three points, while the visitors can be backed at 23/10.

Click here to find a comprehensive list of odds for Saturday's game. Please gamble responsibly.

ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
Games kick-off at 3pm unless stated

MK Dons v Gillingham (1pm)
AFC Wimbledon v Shrewsbury
Bristol Rovers v Burton
Charlton v Wigan
Crewe v Blackpool
Fleetwood v Lincoln
Ipswich v Accrington
Peterborough v Oxford
Plymouth v Northampton
Rochdale v Hull
Swindon v Sunderland

LAST MEETING


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