Pompey v Wycombe: Big match preview

Kyle Bennett picked up an injury in the defeat against York Picture: Joe Pepler

Kyle Bennett picked up an injury in the defeat against York Picture: Joe Pepler

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Pompey entertain Wycombe in League Two today.

Here’s all you need to know ahead of the game.

Pompey team news

Adam Webster is definitely missing for the visit of Wycombe.

The central defender is currently wearing a brace on his left leg after hobbling out of action at York.

Kyle Bennett is also highly unlikely to feature, having picked up an injury in the same fixture.

Christian Burgess remains a doubt with an ankle problem, while Gary Roberts has been sidelined after taking a blow to the head against Plymouth.

With defensive injuries, there could be a return to the squad for Jack Whatmough after 13 months out.

Wycombe team news

Joe Jacobson could return for Wycombe’s visit to the Blues.

The influential left-back has missed the past three games with an ankle problem, with Sido Jombati filling in.

He is now back in the reckoning to boost a side reeling from a lengthy injury list.

Definitely out are Sam Wood (knee), Paris Cowan-Hall (Achilles), Matt Bloomfield (broken arm), Luke O’Nien (knee) and Alex Lynch (thigh).

Danny Rowe is ready for a starting spot having proven his return from injury as a substitute in the week.

Probable line-ups

Pompey: Paul Jones, Ben Davies, Christian Burgess, Matt Clarke, Enda Stevens, Michael Doyle, Danny Hollands, Gareth Evans, Marc McNulty, Gary Roberts, Michael Smith. Substitutes: Brian Murphy, Conor Chaplin, Kal Naismith, Adam McGurk, Adam Barton, Jack Whatmough, Ben Tollitt

Formation:4-2-3-1

Wycombe: Ryan Allsop, Jason McCarthy, Anthony Stewart, Aaron Pierre, Joe Jacobson, Michael Harriman, Marcus Bean, Stephen McGinn, Garry Thompson, Paul Hayes, Jerell Sellers. Substitutes: Benjamin Siegrist, Sido Jombati, Gozie Ugwu, Rowan Liburd, Ryan Sellers, Dan Rowe

Formation: 4-3-3

Match Odds

Pompey win: 9/4

Wycombe win: 11/2

Draw: 12/5

Match referee: Dean Whitestone (Aldershot)

Pompey stats

Top scorer: Marc McNulty (11), Gareth Evans (10), Conor Chaplin (9)

Most assists: Kyle Bennett (11), Enda Stevens (11), Marc McNulty (7)

Most appearances: Kyle Bennett (49), Enda Stevens (48), Ben Davies (47)

Form: York (L), Plymouth (L), Dagenham & Redbridge (W), Carlisle (W)

Wycombe stats

Top scorer: Garry Thompson (8), Michael Harriman (8), Paul Hayes (5)

Most assists: Joe Jacobson (8), Michael Harriman (6), Paul Hayes (5)

Most appearances: Garry Thompson (46), Michael Harriman (46), Aaron Pierre (42)

Form: Yeovil (D), Barnet (D), York (D), Wimbledon (L)

Today’s other games

Accrington v York, AFC Wimbledon v Leyton Orient, Bristol Rovers v Exeter, Crawley v Carlisle , Luton v Newport, Mansfield v Barnet, Morecambe v Stevenage, Notts County v Cambridge, Oxford Utd v Hartlepool, Plymouth v Dag & Red, Yeovil v Northampton

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