Pompey wideman set for Shrewsbury return

Pompey expect Gareth Evans to be fit for Shrewsbury's visit to Fratton Park.

Monday, 22nd January 2018, 5:25 pm
Updated Monday, 22nd January 2018, 5:27 pm
Pompey wideman Gareth Evans

The winger has missed the Blues’ past four games with a hamstring injury.

However, Evans is back in full training and Kenny Jackett reckons his vice-captain will return to face Paul Hurst’s side on Saturday.

‘If he has a good week we expect him to be okay and over his hamstring injury this week,’ the Pompey boss said.

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‘Hopefully he is okay for Saturday.

‘Today was his first day back training and there were no problems.

‘Generally, if you give somebody a full week of training then they’re okay to play.

‘That’s what we’re looking for this week.

‘At the back end of last week he was outside running. Rotherham came a little bit soon for him.

‘But we’re optimistic this about week and hopefully he has a good week on the training ground and is available for Shrewsbury.’