Bennett gets Pompey nod

Kyle Bennett back in Pompey's team for today's visit of Bury.
Kyle Bennett back in Pompey's team for today's visit of Bury.
Pompey chairman Michael Eisner. Picture: Joe Pepler

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Kyle Bennett returned to Pompey's side for today's visit of Bury.

The midfielder had replaced Conor Chaplin at half-time in last weekend's 1-0 victory over Charlton.

He was rewarded with a start this afternoon against League One's bottom club, with Chaplin dropping to the bench.

That's the only change to the team which won so impressively at The Valley.

However, fit-again pair Ben Close and Dion Donohue are on the bench.

Meanwhile, Bury included former Blues striker Michael Smith in attack.

There is no place, though, for another ex-Pompey player in Chris Maguire, who is named among the substitutes.

Pompey: McGee, Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Haunstrup, Rose, O'Keefe, Evans, Bennett, Lowe, Pitman.

Subs: Bass, Chaplin, Close, Donohue, Talbot, Kennedy, Main.