Gareth Evans recalled at Shrewsbury in Portsmouth reshuffle to solve left-sided issue

Gareth Evans has received the nod to replace Viv Solomon-Otabor against Shrewsbury.

Saturday, 23rd March 2019, 2:13 pm
Updated Saturday, 23rd March 2019, 2:16 pm
Gareth Evans has been recalled for the trip to Shrewsbury in place of the injured Viv Solomon-Otabor. Picture: Daniel Chesterton/

Solomon-Otabor remains sidelined with the calf problem which forced him off in the first half of last weekend’s victory over Scunthorpe.

It means the Birmingham loanee joins fellow left-sided players Ronan Curtis (finger) and Dion Donohue (groin) on the treatment table.

Lloyd Isgrove was an option to fill the left flank at New Meadow this afternoon.

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However, Kenny Jackett has instead restored Evans to his starting XI, with Jamal Lowe switching from the right side.

Elsewhere, Adam May and fit-again James Vaughan come onto the Pompey bench.

Pompey: MacGillivray, Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Brown, Naylor, Close, Evans, Lowe, Pitman, Bogle.

Subs: Bass, Walkes, Haunstrup, Hawkins, Vaughan, Isgrove, May.