Pick your Pompey XI: Luton – The Result

The News readers want to see James Dunne, left, return to Pompey's starting XI for tomorrow's trip to Luton   Picture: Joe Pepler
The News readers want to see James Dunne, left, return to Pompey's starting XI for tomorrow's trip to Luton Picture: Joe Pepler
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James Dunne is the man readers of The News want to see included in manager Paul Cook’s side for tomorrow’s game at Luton (3pm).

The tenacious midfielder, whose only appearance so far this season came as a substitute in Tuesday night’s Capital One Cup defeat to Reading, has been identified as an alternative to Nigel Atangana in one of the manager’s defensive-midfield roles.

The Pompey team voted for by The News readers to start tomorrow's game at Luton

The Pompey team voted for by The News readers to start tomorrow's game at Luton

He was named in 73.1 per cent of teams registered via portsmouth.co.uk, enjoying 565 of 800 votes - joining Michael Doyle (96.4 per cent, 771) in the sitting-midfield roles.

Atangana, who has assumed that position in all four of the Blues’ League Two matches this term, received 144 votes to feature in 18 per cent of teams.

According to our readers, Ben Davies (98.1 per cent, 785) should line up alongside regular defenders Christian Burgess (86.5 per cent, 692), Matt Clarke (94.4 per cent, 755) and the returning Enda Stevens (91.9 per cent, 735) in the back four.

That means no place for Adam Webster despite his impressive midweek display against Reading, with the West Witterings defender (161) only named in 20.1 per cent of teams registered.

Conor Chaplin’s goal against Reading has seen him given the nod by readers to land one of three available attacking-midfield spots with 86.3 per cent of the vote (690) enough to see him start alongside Gary Roberts (99.3 per cent, 794) and Kyle Bennett (98 per cent, 784).

Gareth Evans (10.1 per cent, 81) is the man to miss out.

In between the sticks, Brian Murphy (83.5 per cent, 668) is preferred to Paul Jones (16.5 per cent, 132).

And up front, Jayden Stockley is the overwhelming choice to lead the line, with the on-loan Bournemouth striker receiving 90.1 per cent of reader votes (717), as regular starter Matt Tubbs (9.9 per cent, 79) is named in less than 10 per cent of teams.