Injuries pile up for Pompey

Jack Whatmough hobbles off in injury-time. Picture: Joe Pepler
Jack Whatmough hobbles off in injury-time. Picture: Joe Pepler
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  • Whatmough and Barcham sustain knee injuries
  • Duo join Paul Robinson on the sidelines
  • Pompey awaiting scan outcome today
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Pompey have been left counting a costly clash with Cheltenham – both in terms of points and injuries.

A 2-2 draw with the League Two strugglers last night hit the Blues’ hopes of a successful late play-off charge.

In terms of picking up injuries, in the last two games it hasn’t been helpful.

Gary Waddock

Meanwhile, Jack Whatmough and Andy Barcham both left Fratton Park after the game with knee problems.

Barcham, who created Matt Tubbs’ 17th-minute opener, didn’t appear after the break having sustained an injury.

He later departed the ground wearing a leg brace.

Whatmough limped out of the action in stoppage-time following a challenge from Shaun Harrad.

With all substitutes having already been employed, it left Andy Awford’s men to see out the match with 10 men.

Whatmough left Fratton on crutches with a scan today set to identify the full extent of his complaint.

And for Pompey, they represent addition losses following Paul Robinson’s fractured cheekbone.

Assistant manager Gary Waddock said: ‘It was a blow losing Barcham at half-time and then Jack towards the end of the game.

‘In terms of picking up injuries, in the last two games it hasn’t been helpful.

‘We don’t know what Jack has done to his knee.

‘It wasn’t a great one and we will have to have a look at it today.

‘Barchy took a whack on his knee, too.’