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Match Preview: Morecambe v Pompey

All you need to know about League One contest

17 April 2022

Morecambe v Pompey

Pompey’s relentless run of games continues with an Easter Monday contest at Morecambe (3pm kick-off).

It will be their third fixture in less than a week, with the previous two resulting in wins over Rotherham and Lincoln.

Their opponents are desperate for points in the fiercely contested battle to beat the drop from League One.

The Shrimps currently have the upper hand, however, and sit three points above that dreaded dotted line.

Derek Adams had left his role as manager after leading the side to fourth tier play-off glory at Wembley last season.

But he returned to replace Stephen Robinson, who departed the Mazuma Stadium to take charge of St Mirren in February.

And Paul Cook’s old sparring partner has helped guide the Lancastrians to three victories from their past four games, including Friday’s 3-2 success at Charlton.

Pompey are looking to triumph on Morecambe’s patch for the first time, having drawn two and lost two of their previous four visits.

They did come out on top when the sides met on the south coast before Christmas, however, courtesy of goals from Marcus Harness and Connor Ogilvie.

Kieron Freeman (ankle), Reeco Hackett (knee) and Jayden Reid (knee) are all still sidelined for Pompey.

Denver Hume (back) is closing in on being available again, while Joe Morrell went off on Friday with a dead leg.

Morecambe defender Ryan McLaughlin could miss out again, having been absent through injury for the past couple of matches.

Read the thoughts of Danny Cowley and Michael Jacobs ahead of the game.

Pompey: 3 wins
Morecambe: 2 wins
4 draws

On the road
Pompey: 0 wins
Morecambe: 2 wins
2 draws

Pompey fans can purchase tickets by visiting the away ticket office at Morecambe (next to turnstiles 3-4) on the day of the game.

This is the same place to visit for any supporter who needs to collect tickets that have already been bought.

Click here to read a matchday guide on the Morecambe website.

Referee: Robert Madley
Assistants: Kevin Mulraine and Joe Simpson
Fourth Official: Matthew Parry

Supporters at home and abroad can watch the contest live by purchasing an iFollow match pass and visiting the match centre.

Domestic iFollow subscribers can also enjoy audio commentary from Andrew Moon and Guy Whittingham as usual, but will need to purchase a match pass if they want to watch the game.

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 and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Tuesday.

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

Pompey are the 11/10 favourites with VBET to secure all three points, while the hosts can be backed at 23/10.

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