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Match Previews

Preview: Portsmouth

2 September 2016

Match Previews

Preview: Portsmouth

2 September 2016

A look ahead to Saturday's game

Reds travel to Fratton Park on Saturday looking to pick up their third win of the EFL Two campaign.


position in the table going into the contest, with two wins, two draws and one loss to show for their efforts so far.thDermot Drummy’s men sit in 9


Last Saturday the Reds suffered their first defeat of the season, losing 3-1 at home to Notts County, despite Enzio Boldewijn’s first league goal for the club.


The contest down on the south-coast is the perfect opportunity to get back to winning ways in the league, following the 1-0 win over Colchester United in the EFL Trophy on Tuesday evening.

Click here to watch Head Coach Dermot Drummy preview the game - there is also a section of our interview with Alex Davey on our YouTube channel.


Reds Player HD subscribers can watch the full interview with the central defender by heading here.


Opposition dugout:


As has been the case since the club began life in England’s fourth tier in the 2013-14 season, Pompey began this campaign among the promotion favourites.


Paul Cook’s men hold an identical lead record to the Reds – with two wins, two losses and the one draw to date. Their last two league games have seen Pompey chalk up a 2-0 home win over Colchester United, and a 1-0 away win at Exeter City at St James’ Park – the same score-line that gave the Reds a win at the same venue last month.


Last Time We Met:


The last time the two sides met was two days into the new year. The game at Fratton Park ended in a 3-0 loss for Mark Yates’ men. First half goals from Marc McNulty and Matt Clarke handed the hosts a 2-0 lead at the break before a late goal from Gary Roberts sealed the win for Cook’s men.


Last August the game at the Checkatrade finished in a 0-0 draw. Freddie Woodman was in goal for the Reds that day and was in fine form – making a number of important saves to ensure the hosts picked up a point.


Ticket Details:


here.Tickets are available from the Box Office until 4pm today and you can buy on the day. More information can be found


Match Officials:


here.Ben Toner will be the referee for Saturday’s game – full details on the official and his assistants can be found

How to get there:


here.Directions to Fratton Park and ground can be found


Follow it live:


Reds fans will be able to follow all the action with live commentary from John Barnett and Tony Vessey on Reds Player.


Updates are also available via our social media channels on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Periscope and Snapchat. 

You will also be able to read a full match report and get post-match video reaction after the final whistle.

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