Lawrence banned for Tigers’ clash

Liam Lawrence challenges David Bentley
Liam Lawrence challenges David Bentley
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Liam Lawrence has been confirmed as being out of the weekend trip to Hull.

The Pompey skipper has been given an automatic one-match ban following his Upton Park sending off.

That ensures he will sit out the KC Stadium encounter on Saturday.

Previously, Lawrence had collected two yellow cards this season.

He now has three to his name – with only the first booking against West Ham counting towards his disciplinary record.

When he reaches five, another suspension will follow.

Pompey have a clutch of players currently on three bookings.

They include Tal Ben Haim, Hayden Mullins and Joel Ward.

David Norris and Jamie Ashdown are the only two first-team regulars yet to receive a booking.

It was Lawrence’s second sending off for Pompey.

He was previously dismissed following two yellow cards in the 1-1 Fratton Park draw with QPR in November last year.

n Pompey Supporters’ Trust will hold their annual general meeting on Thursday.

The event is to take place on at the Rifle Club, Goldsmith Avenue, Fratton.

It is a members-only function, with doors open from 7pm.

The AGM will be an opportunity to meet the newly-elected Trust board.

Members recently voted for Jo Collins, Tom Dearie, Daniel Fearnley, Ken Malley, Matt Partridge, Michael Saunders and Mick Williams to join the Trust’s board for the next

year.

Also present will be special guest speaker Dr John Beech, a respected author of a range of publications on various aspects of sports management.

All attendees will be checked on the Trust database to verify their membership details and are required to sign in.