Pick your Pompey XI: Carlisle - the verdict

Pompey fans would like to see winger Kyle Bennett recalled to the Pompey starting XI at Carlisle tomorrow    Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey fans would like to see winger Kyle Bennett recalled to the Pompey starting XI at Carlisle tomorrow Picture: Joe Pepler

Michael Doyle lifts the League Two trophy. Picture: Joe Pepler

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Bring back Kyle Bennett

That’s the message from The News’ readers to Pompey boss Paul Cook ahead of tomorrow’s League Two trip to Carlisle United.

The News readers' preferred Pompey starting XI for tomorrow's trip to Carlisle

The News readers' preferred Pompey starting XI for tomorrow's trip to Carlisle

Blues fans would like to see winger Bennett – rested in last weekend’s televised 0-0 draw with AFC Wimbledon – back in the action at Brunton Park, with Caolan Lavery the man to make way in change of formation to Cook’s preferred 4-2-3-1 system.

In goal, Brian Murphy (92.7 per cent) is again preferred to youngster Alex Bass (7.3 per cent), despite the young stopper’s FA Youth Cup heroics in midweek.

At the back, familiar faces Ben Davies (99.2 per cent), Christian Burgess (96.9 per cent), Adam Webster (77.8 per cent) and Enda Stevens (92.7 per cent) get the nod.

Nigel Atangana (57.9 per cent) who started on the bench against the Dons, held off competition from Ben Close (22.2 per cent) to partner skipper Michael Doyle (96.1 per cent) in the centre of the park.

Danny Hollands, who was named in Cook’s starting line-up last time out, received just 16.5 per cent of votes.

While attacking-midfield trio Adam McGurk (77 per cent), Gareth Evans (64.8 per cent) and Kyle Bennett (84.3 per cent) got the nod with Conor Chaplin (51.7 per cent) the man to miss out.

Up front, new-boy Marc McNulty was the clear choice for Blues fans in the lone striker role with 70.5 per cent of votes.

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