Huge boost to have key duo back… how have we dropped Lowe – fans’ reaction to Portsmouth’s line-up against Sunderland 

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Brett Pitman and Lee Brown have both been passed fit to feature for Pompey in tonight’s League One play-off semi-final second leg against Sunderland.

The pair missed the 1-0 defeat at the Stadium of Light on Saturday through injury.

Jamal Lowe has been dropped by Kenny Jackett. Picture: Joe Pepler

Jamal Lowe has been dropped by Kenny Jackett. Picture: Joe Pepler

However, Pitman (hamstring) and Brown (Achilles) successfully came through training yesterday and feature against the Black Cats.

The curveball, however, is neither Jamal Lowe nor Ronan Curtis start for the Blues.

The wingers have been key for Kenny Jackett’s side this term but Viv Solomon-Otabor and Gareth Evans start on each flank.

Here’s how the Fratton fiahtufl have reacted to Pompey’s team on Twitter...

@courtmale

HUGE boost to have Pitman and Brown back in the starting XI. Goes without saying this is the biggest game of our season. As long as every player gives it their all, leaves it all on the pitch and has no regrets, that's all you can ask for. If they do that, we'll win this. #Pompey

@JLStover10

I hope Jackett knows what he’s doing with that team selection #Pompey

@LawrencePFCHall

How on earth have we dropped Lowe #Pompey #Mental

@FFSChristie 

Biggest game in years... best player on the bench #Pompey

@garethnorton1 

Think that team makes an awful lot of sense. Just hope Brown and Pitman last. #Pompey

@Pompey_Jake

No Dennis. Doh.