Academy striker given Portsmouth debut
Kenny Jackett has handed a first-team debut to Academy striker Bradley Lethbridge.
The Gosport youngster, who turned 18 last month,Â has enjoyed a prolific period while on loan with the Rocks.
Now he has earned his Pompey bow, starting tonight's Checkatrade Trophy clash with Spurs under-21s.
With the Blues having already qualified for the competition's knock-out stages, Jackett makesÂ 11 changes to the side which won at Maidenhead on Saturday.
Fit-again Andre Green has a first appearance for two months, while there are rare outings for Danny Rose and Louis Dennis.
Christian Burgess is chosen as skipper, withÂ David Wheeler featuringÂ following his goal-scoring entrance off the bench on Saturday.
There is also a start for 16-year-old Hajo Mnoga, after his debut in the previous Checkatrade Trophy outing at Crawley,
Meanwhile, first-year professional Dan Smith is named on the bench, having recovered from injury.
Pompey: McGee, Mnoga, Burgess, Walkes, Haunstrup, Close, Rose, Wheeler, Dennis, Green, Lethbridge.
Subs: MacGillivray, Clarke, Brown, Ben Thompson, Evans, Smith, Hawkins.