Accrington v Portsmouth: early team news

Ever-present Jordan Clark is absent from Accrington's side for the visit of Pompey.

Friday, 26th October 2018, 5:43 pm
Updated Friday, 26th October 2018, 6:50 pm
Nathan Thompson. Picture: Habibur Rahman

The midfielder is serving a one-match ban after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season in the week.

It means an expected recall for Piero Mingoia to the right-hand side of midfield for his maiden league start of the season.

However, goalkeeper Connor Ripley is back following a three-match ban and will replace Jonathan Maxted.

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Nathan Thompson. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Seamus Conneely (groin) and Harvey Rodgers (knee) remain on the sidelines.

Tom Naylor is serving a one-match suspension after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against the Brewers.

Dion Donohue also limped out of the game with a hamstring injury and has been ruled out for 3-4 weeks. 

Ben Thompson dropped into a deeper after Donohue was replaced by Gareth Evans, who played in the No10 position.  

The Millwall loanee is likely to continue in a holding-midfield role, with Ben Close, Anton Walkes and Danny Rose all contending for a starting spot next to him.

Kenny Jackett also welcomes back Nathan Thompson, who missed the Burton game following the birth of his son.