A Tonka toy breaks easier than Sean Raggett - Portmsouth fans react to defender's selection for Burton game
Sean Raggett’s Pompey selection has gone down well with Blues supporters on social media.
The Fratton faithful are delighted with the defender’s determination to keep playing, despite suffering a suspected broken cheekbone during Monday’s 1-0 win at Wigan.
Since then, the Blues have taking every precaution with the centre-back, and had the former Norwich man booked into a see a surgeon later in the week to assess the damage further.
Yet, it appears Raggett has won the battle to continue – keeping up his proud record of starting every league game for Pompey this season.
That means just one change to the side that beat the Latics at the DW Stadium.
Match-winner Andy Cannon returns to the starting XI at the expense of Michael Jacobs, who misses out because of injury.
As a result, youngster Alfie Stanley earns a call-up to the match-day squad following his winner for the reserves against Millwall in midweek.
That’s another decision which has pleased the Blues’ social media followers.
Here’s a selection of the views shared...
@pepe_lacey: Definitely wasn’t expecting to see Sean Raggett’s name in the team, I know it’s a week late but it’s an Easter miracle!
@SamSpike7: Absolutely bonkers that Raggett is (starting) lol.
@JackLJYeats: Rags baby.
@xxxxpompeyxxxx: Raggett could lose a leg and he'd pick it up and start beating strikers up with it
Raggs is alive, good to see.
@Imposter66: You can break a Tonka toy easier than you can break Sean Raggett....
@jimbopowers91: I beg Sean Raggett wears a plastic mask today to protect his cheek. #Pompey
Pompey mooving up: Can’t stop the Rag
@JoeArchiefrench: Good to see Alfie in there!
Deserves his chance and with no attacker fit good to see Cowleys go with the youth!
@QuelDommagePFC: Stanley masterclass from the bench.
@Stretton385: Sean Raggett the absolute unit.
@PompeyViking62: Incredible that Sean Raggett starts today. The Nokia Man, indestructible.
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