Pompey v Accrington: Gaffer For A Day

Matt Tubbs celebrates his goal at Luton. Picture: Joe Pepler
Matt Tubbs celebrates his goal at Luton. Picture: Joe Pepler
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Southsea-based Scott Harris gives his vedict on Pompey’s clash with Accrington at Fratton Park.

Matt Tubbs cost me £321 last weekend – but I want him in the side against Accrington.

I had bet on five draws and was on for a pay out until Tubbs netted in the last minute against Luton. I was happy but gutted at the same time.

Then I thought about it and those two points could actually be the difference in promotion come the end of the season, so how could I be angry at that!

Still, Tubbs coming in would be my only change to the side which won 2-1 at the Hatters and that is because we are at home.

On our travels Jayden Stockley is probably better suited, he can hold the ball up more effectively. Tubbs doesn’t play with his back to goal and, in truth, this is not his ideal formation.

At home we are a bit more of an attacking force and I like Tubbs, he is a good old-fashioned goalscorer who when he gets a chance will bang it in.

Other than that the side picks itself and this season is looking very bright.

It’s great getting a manager that not only knows the level but is also aware of the players at that level.

I was talking to a Bradford fan the other day and he couldn’t believe we had the likes of Gareth Evans, Kyle Bennett and Gary Roberts in our side. He reckoned they could do a job for his team in League One at the moment!

Accrington are going to be like Morecambe, they will turn up to Fratton Park with nothing to lose.

Hopefully they will play an open game as they have always been an attacking side.

I missed the Morecambe game as I came back from a two-week holiday in Spain that day, so I’m looking for a win tomorrow.

Pompey will be alright this season. We have a good, solid team with youngsters pushing the squad.