Pick Your Pompey XI: The Result

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Ben Tollitt is the man readers of The News want to see included in manager Paul Cook’s side for tomorrow’s game against Morecambe.

The former Skelmersdale player, whose only appearance so far this season came as a substitute in the Capital One Cup win against Derby, has been identified as an alternative to Gareth Evans in one of the manager’s attacking-midfield roles.

Pompey attacking midfielder Ben Tollitt Picture: Joe Pepler

Pompey attacking midfielder Ben Tollitt Picture: Joe Pepler

He was named in 32 per cent of teams registered via portsmouth.co.uk - joining Kyle Bennett (99 per cent) and Gary Roberts (98 per cent) in the trio behind a lone striker.

But that could be down to the fact that Evans was the overriding preference (61 per cent) to fill in at right-back in the absence of the injured Ben Davies.

According to our readers, Evans should line up alongside regular defenders Christian Burgess (99 per cent), Matt Clarke (98 per cent) and Enda Stevens (98 per cent) in the back four.

That means no place for Adam Webster to fill in at full-back, with the West Witterings teenager only named in 30 per cent of teams registered.

The News' readers selected the above Pompey XI to face Morecambe tomorrow

The News' readers selected the above Pompey XI to face Morecambe tomorrow

Nigel Atangana (50 per cent) and Michael Doyle (98 per cent) remain the top two to fill the holding-midfield roles.

However, James Dunne continues to be heavily backed to regain his place in Cook’s starting XI, with 45 per cent of teams named having the former St Johnstone man in their side.

Who should fill the lone striker role continues to split fans.

Cook has named Matt Tubbs in his starting line-up for each of Pompey’s three league games to date.

But for the second week in a row, readers of The News would rather have Jayden Stockley leading the line.

The on-loan Bournemouth striker earned 62 pr cent of the votes cast, leaving Tubbs with only 38.

Finally, Brian Murphy remains the favourite to remain in goal, earning 92 per cent of the vote.

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