Danny Cowley shows his trust in Portsmouth players against Sunderland as he bids to end eight-game winless streak

Danny Cowley has named the same starting XI for a fourth straight match.

Saturday, 2nd October 2021, 2:13 pm
Updated Saturday, 2nd October 2021, 2:15 pm
John Marquis keeps his place as Pompey seek a first win in nine games. Picture: Daniel Chesterton/phcimages.com

The Blues’ head coach has opted against making changes, despite the disappointing manner of Tuesday night's 2-1 defeat at Burton.

It remains to be seen whether Cowley keeps the same formation for the encounter with Sunderland, yet, looking at the personnel, that appears a safe bet.

That means John Marquis keeping his place, despite one goal in 11 appearances this season.

Sign up to our Portsmouth FC newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Pompey head into the encounter with the League One leaders having failed to win in their previous eight fixtures in all competitions.

Connor Ogilvie is again not available for selection following injury, with fellow defender Clark Robertson remaining on the sidelines.

Michael Jacobs keeps his place on the bench, while Gassan Ahadme again misses out on the match-day 18.

Pompey: Bazunu, Freeman, Raggett, Williams, Romeo, Brown, Tunnicliffe, Morrell, Harness, Curtis, Marquis.

Subs: Bass, Jacobs, Hackett-Fairchild, Harrison, Hirst, Thompson, Downing.

A message from the Editor, Mark Waldron

You can support our local team of expert Pompey writers by subscribing here for all the latest news from Fratton Park for less than 13p a day.