Pompey team news: Lalkovic starts

Milan Lalkovic
Milan Lalkovic
Brett Pitman had a great chance to hand Pompey the lead in the first half against Rotherham Picture: Joe Pepler

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Milan Lalkovic will make his first Pompey start since November against his former club Walsall.

Kenny Jackett makes just one change from last Saturday’s loss at Oxford United, with Lalkovic replacing Kyle Bennett on the left wing.

Meanwhile, Carl Baker is absent from the Blues’ squad to face the Saddlers.

Starting XI: Luke McGee; Drew Talbot, Christian Burgess, Jack Whatmough, Brandon Haunstrup; Danny Rose, Adam May; Gareth Evans, Brett Pitman, Milan Lalkovic; Kal Naismith

Subs: Alex Bass, Tom Davies, Ben Close, Kyle Bennett, Conor Chaplin, Curtis Main, Nicke Kabamba