Newport v Pompey: Pick your starting XI result

On-loan Pompey keeper Aaron McCarey Picture: Joe Pepler
On-loan Pompey keeper Aaron McCarey Picture: Joe Pepler
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The Pompey fans have spoken in our Pick Your Pompey Starting XI vote.

And Kal Naismith has been backed to fill the void left by the suspended Gareth Evans for the trip to Newport.

Seventy-seven per cent of voters believed he should play alongside Gary Roberts and Kyle Bennett in the attacking-midfield positions behind the lone striker.

And according to our readers, Matt Tubbs should be the man spearheading the Blues’ attack, with 81 per cent believing he can fire Pompey to glory at Rodney Road.

Caolan Lavery was brought in by manager Paul Cook during the week to boost his striking options.

But only 15 per cent of votes cast wanted him to start against the Exiles, with four per cent opting for Conor Chaplin.

The only other major talking point centred around who should play in goal for the game in south Wales.

Brian Murphy returned to action during the week for the reserve-team friendly win against Cardiff on Tuesday following injury.

But 66 per cent of voters believe on-loan Aaron McCarey deserves to keep his place between the sticks, with his fellow Irishman, Murphy, picking up 34 per cent.

So here’s Pompey’s starting XI for the trip to Newport, as voted for by News readers...

Aaron McCarey

Ben Davies

Christian Burgess

Matt Clarke

Enda Stevens

Michael Doyle

Adam Barton

Kal Naismith

Gary Roberts

Kyle Bennett

Matt Tubbs