Pompey v Newport: Early team news

Pompey have been handed an injury boost ahead of the visit of Newport County.

Thursday, 23rd March 2017, 7:00 pm
Updated Saturday, 25th March 2017, 11:50 am
Christian Burgess saw red at Stevenage last Saturday Picture: Joe Pepler

The Blues are upbeat they will have some of their sidelined players back in contention against the Exiles.

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Kyle Bennett (ankle) and Kal Naismith (hamstring) both missed out in the defeat to Stevenage last weekend.

They have progressed well, though, while Jack Whatmough is back in training after a hamstring problem.

Curtis Main is also training after a lengthy period out with a knee injury but is a distance from being in contention. Defender Christian Burgess is suspended.