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Match Preview: Pompey v Wigan

All you need to know about League One contest

19 April 2024

Match Previews

Match Preview: Pompey v Wigan

All you need to know about League One contest

19 April 2024

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Pompey will be looking to continue their promotion party when they host Wigan in the final Fratton fixture of the season on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

The new League One champions might seemingly have little left to play for, but there is still the chance to finish on 100 points – a feat the club have never previously achieved.

It is only pride at stake for their opponents, who have long since secured their third tier status for another campaign.

That would have been done earlier had it not been for an eight-point deduction received by the EFL for financial issues following their relegation last term.

Shaun Maloney’s men appeared to have one eye on the beach when they went four matches without a win recently.

But they bounced back last Saturday to record an impressive 2-1 victory at in-form play-off chasers Lincoln.

Goals from Regan Poole and Paddy Lane saw Pompey come out on top in the reverse fixture back in September.

And they fought from 2-0 down – with Callum Lang among the Latics scorers – to triumph in the most recent Fratton contest.

George Hirst’s brace and a late Aiden O’Brien winner temporarily delayed the visitors’ claim to the League One crown in April 2022.

Josh Dockerill (knee), Tom McIntyre (ankle), Joe Morrell (knee), Regan Poole (knee), Anthony Scully (ankle) and Alex Robertson (hamstring) are all out for the remainder of the season.

Zak Swanson (groin) is also sidelined, while the game likely comes too soon for Terry Devlin after a return to training following his shoulder injury.

Stephen Humphrys (ankle), Jordan Jones (thigh), Liam Shaw (calf) and Josh Stones (foot) are missing for the visitors.

Read the thoughts of Blues boss John Mousinho ahead of the game.

Pompey: 13 wins
Wigan 7 wins
4 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 7 wins
Wigan: 3 wins
2 draws

Referee: Dean Whitestone
Assistants: James Wilson and Graham Kane
Fourth Official: Jacob Miles

Seats have sold out, but the ticket exchange will remain open until 10am on Saturday.

If you are coming to the game, click here to find out what is happening around the ground ahead of kick-off, including news of pre-match presentations.

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Overseas subscribers and match pass holders can watch all the action live, with four-camera coverage, replays and accompanying commentary.

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We will have key updates throughout the game on Twitter and a detailed blog via the match centre.

There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Sunday.

Local listeners can hear commentary by tuning in to either BBC Radio Solent or Express FM (not available online).

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