Pompey v Wycombe: Gaffer for a day

Ben Tollitt Picture: Joe Pepler

Ben Tollitt Picture: Joe Pepler

Stanley Aborah and Jamal Lowe. Picture: Joe Pepler

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Gaffer for a day Grant Beeson previews the Pompey v Wycombe game

After that York game I would be all in favour of throwing in Ben Tollitt, Conor Chaplin and some other young players and just going for it.

However, there is the need to cement our play-off spot – and victory tomorrow would do just that.

So instead it may be wise to stick with what we know, injury-permitting of course.

The problem with Pompey is you just don’t know what you are getting from game-to-game.

Last week we had won three successive matches and were unbeatable, now we have lost two and are out of the automatic promotion hunt.

It’s a case of tomorrow scraping a win and making sure we get a play-off spot.

Wycombe is going to be a tough one – and I wouldn’t trust us at AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday night either.

It will be important to get an early goal against the Chairboys to keep the fans on side, Fratton Park can be so flat on occasions.

In the old days the fans would get the team to play – these days it seems the team must get the fans going and in the last couple of seasons we have seen it has gone very quiet at times.

Pompey have played some good football during the current campaign so there is no need for fans to be down, we certainly don’t have a right to get out of this league.

I know we are a big club with a massive fanbase, but you must beat what is in front of you to get out of it.

Looking at the side, Ben Davies and Michael Doyle have been the men of the season, although considering both are defensive-minded players it shows how inconsistent our attacking performers have been.

I would put Marc McNulty as the lone striker in place of Michael Smith and, with Kyle Bennett out, give Ben Tollitt a chance to impress.

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