Pompey players to appear at merchants

Store manager Sophie Thomas and 'The News Local Hero' Ben Brown, 34, from Cowplain along with the 60 strong team at the new store ''Picture: Malcolm Wells (180321-1299)

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POMPEY players will be meeting and greeting fans at a builders’ merchant’s event.

Covers, in Norway Road, Hilsea will be hosting a Portsmouth FC Players meet and greet on Monday, October 24 at 2.30pm.

Visitors will have the chance to take a photo with three senior first-team players, as well as get autographs and win tickets to a home game. Covers is an official club partner with its branding on the team’s kit and boards.

Dale Lambourne, manager, said: ‘We’re thrilled to host this event.’