Jack’s back as Portsmouth boss makes Bradford City changes

Jack Whatmough has been recalled to Pompey's side against Bradford City today. Picture: Joe Pepler
Jack Whatmough has been recalled to Pompey's side against Bradford City today. Picture: Joe Pepler
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Jack Whatmough has returned to Pompey’s starting XI for today’s trip to Valley Parade.

The central defender was rested from last weekend’s visit to Accrington Stanley as a precaution.

However, Kenny Jackett has opted to bring him straight back into the team for Christian Burgess in this afternoon’s clash with Bradford.

The Gosport youngster is among three changes to the side which drew 1-1 at the Crown Ground.

With Nathan Thompson suspended, Anton Walkes comes in at right-back against the Bantams.

Meanwhile, Tom Naylor, who had a loan spell at Bradford earlier in his career, is back from suspension and replaces Ben Close in a holding-midfielder role.

Pompey: MacGillivray, Walkes, Whatmough, Clarke, Brown, Naylor, Ben Thompson, Lowe, Evans, Curtis, Hawkins.

Subs: McGee, Pitman, Burgess, Wheeler, Haunstrup, Wheeler, Close, Mason.