Pick your Pompey XI: Stevenage

Michael Smith looks to have secured his place in Pompey's starting XI for tomorrow's visit of Stevenage     Picture: Joe Pepler

Michael Smith looks to have secured his place in Pompey's starting XI for tomorrow's visit of Stevenage Picture: Joe Pepler

Former Pompey defender Dan Butler

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The News has predicted Pompey’s starting XI for tomorrow’s game with Stevenage.

But we want to know whether you agree with our choice?

Paul Cook is set to stick with his favoured 4-2-3-1 formation, with David Forde once again expected to start in goal for the Blues.

The back four is likely to be Gareth Evans (right-back), Christian Burgess (centre-back), Matt Clarke (centre-back) and Enda Stevens (left-back), with Michael Doyle and Danny Rose sitting in front as the two holding midfielders.

Going forward, Carl Baker (right), Gary Roberts (centre) and Kyle Bennett (left) are likely to be the attacking three behind lone striker Michael Smith.

Smith faces competition from Conor Chaplin – back in contention after serving a one-match ban – but looks to have earned the right to start following goals in each of his last two matches.

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