Burton v Portsmouth – all you need to know ahead of the League One clash
Pompey travel to Burton today hoping to move into the League One automatic promotion places.
Here’s all you need to know about the game…
Burton team news
David Templeton has been ruled out of the rest of the season with a knee injury for Burton.
The midfielder has been absent since his side’s 5-2 victory over Accrington Stanley on March 23.
Captain Jake Buxton also may not feature at the Pirelli Stadium.
The defender limped out of the 1-1 draw at Sunderland on April 9 with a calf problem.
Former Pompey loanee Damien McCrory is set to be on the bench for the hosts along with Alex Bradley, who spent the first half of the campaign at the Hawks.
Likely line-up (4-3-1-2)
Bradley Collins, John Brayford, Kyle McFadzean, Kieran Wallace, Colin Daniel, Jamie Allen, Stephen Quinn, Scott Fraser, Liam Boyce, Marcus Harness, Lucas Akins
Subs: Stephen Bywater, Josh Clarke, Reece Hutchinson, Damien McCrory, Ben Fox, Alex Bradley, Will Miller
Pompey team news
Lloyd Isgrove has suffered another blow in his battle to break into Pompey’s starting XI.
The winger is sidelined with a groin injury and will miss the trip to Burton.
Dion Donohue remains absent with a similar setback.
Kenny Jackett is hopeful both will be available for the crunch promotion visit to Sunderland on April 27.
However, Andy Cannon (quad) and Viv Solomon-Otabor (calf) could both feature at the Pirelli Stadium.
The pair came through the reserves’ 3-0 victory at AFC Bournemouth under-21s unscathed.
Likely line-up (4-2-3-1)
Craig MacGillivray, Nathan Thompson, Christian Burgess, Matt Clarke, Lee Brown, Tom Naylor, Ben Close, Jamal Lowe, Brett Pitman, Gareth Evans, Oli Hawkins
Subs: Alex Bass, Anton Walkes, Brandon Haunstrup, Bryn Morris, Andy Cannon, Ronan Curtis, Omar Bogle
To win: 15/8
1-0 8/1, 2-0 14/1, 2-1 9/1, 3-0 33/1, 3-1 22/1, 3-2 33/1
To win: 29/20
1-0 7/1, 2-0 11/1, 2-1 7/2, 3-0 25/1, 3-1 20/1, 3-2 28/1
Head to head
Burton: W 21, D 12, L 20
Top scorer: Liam Boyce (13)
Most assists: Liam Boyce (8)
Most games: Lucas Akins (52)
Pompey: W 33, D 13, L 9
Top scorer: Jamal Lowe (16)
Most assists: Ronan Curtis (8)
Most games: Matt Clarke (53)
W – 3-1 – Scunthorpe (A) League One
D – 1-1 – Sunderland (A) League One
W – 3-1 – Barnsley (H) League One
W – 5-2 – Accrington (H) League One
W – 3-0 – Blackpool (H) League One
W – 4-1 – Rochdale (H) League One
W – 3-2 – Wycombe (A) League One
D – 2-2 – Sunderland (N) EFL Trophy final
W – 2-0 – Shrewsbury (A) League One
W – 2-0 – Scunthorpe (H) League One
Referee: Craig Hicks (Surrey)
Other League One fixtures
Today (all 3pm kick-offs unless stated): Coventry v Bradford (1pm), Oxford v Charlton (1pm), Wimbledon v Bristol Rovers, Barnsley v Shrewsbury, Fleetwood v Peterborough, Gillingham v Plymouth, Rochdale v Wycombe, Scunthorpe v Blackpool, Walsall v Southend, Sunderland v Doncaster (5.15pm)