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Match Preview: Pompey v Burton

All you need to know about League One contest

12 March 2024

Match Previews

Match Preview: Pompey v Burton

All you need to know about League One contest

12 March 2024

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There has been plenty of talk about Pompey’s forthcoming meetings with their fellow League One promotion chasers.

But nobody in the Fratton camp will be feeling complacent about this evening’s south coast contest with Burton (7.45pm kick-off).

That is because the Brewers also have plenty to play for as they battle to keep themselves out of the drop zone.

Martin Paterson’s men are currently just one place above the dreaded dotted line, although they do hold a five-point buffer over 21st-placed Cheltenham.

Albion are in their six successive season competing at this level after being relegated from the Championship in 2018.

They head to Fratton Park having lost three of their past four games and conceded two late goals in a 3-1 home defeat to Peterborough at the weekend.

A Colby Bishop penalty and Alex Robertson’s first senior goal secured a 2-0 win for Pompey when the sides met in Staffordshire back in November.

They also came out on top in last season’s Fratton meeting, courtesy of a late strike from Dane Scarlett.

Callum Lang is a doubt after going off on Saturday with an ankle injury, but Jack Sparkes should be available, despite also having to be substituted in the same game.

Tino Anjorin (hamstring), Terry Devlin (shoulder), Josh Dockerill (knee), Tom McIntyre (ankle), Joe Morrell (knee), Connor Ogilvie (knee), Regan Poole (knee), Alex Robertson (hamstring) and Ben Stevenson (knee) are still sidelined.

Mason Bennett, Sam Hughes and Jasper Moon are fitness concerns for the visitors, but former Fratton loanee Steve Seddon could feature.

Read the thoughts of John Mousinho and Christian Saydee ahead of the game.

Pompey: 7 wins
Burton: 3 wins
4 draws

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 2 wins
Burton: 1 win
4 draws

Referee: Adam Herczeg
Assistants: Daniel D’Urso and Stuart Kane
Fourth Official: Stephen Finch

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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 Wednesday.

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

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