Pompey v Stevenage: Early team news

Michael Smith will retain his starting spot, despite the return of Conor Chaplin.

By The Newsroom
Thursday, 24th November 2016, 1:31 pm
Updated Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 10:27 am
Pompey striker Conor Chaplin Picture: Joe Pepler
Pompey striker Conor Chaplin Picture: Joe Pepler

The towering striker capped an excellent display against Luton with a goal to deservedly put him in the frame to remain in the team.

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Chaplin, having served a one-match ban following five bookings, must settle for a place on Paul Cook’s bench.

With Curtis Main (abdominal strain) still not ready to return for the first team, Chaplin’s return is likely to be the only change to the squad which won at Kenilworth Road in the week.

Drew Talbot is the most likely to make way on the bench.