Jacket Whatmough returns in curious formation switch for Portsmouth at Doncaster
Jack Whatmough has earned a Pompey recall at Doncaster.
And initial suggestions are he will line-up as part of a back three for tonight’s encounter at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Kenny Jackett has made two changes to the side so disappointingly held 1-1 by Gillingham at the weekend.
Lee Brown, whose first-half mistake led to the Gills’ equaliser, makes way for Charlie Daniels.
While Whatmough replaces Andy Cannon in what appears to be a system change which few would have anticipated.
Meanwhile, with James Bolton and Callum Johnson still sidelined by injury, Haji Mnoga continues at right-back.
There is no recall for John Marquis on the return to the club where he was so prolific before departing in the summer of 2019.
Instead he occupies a spot on a Blues bench which includes omitted duo Brown and Cannon.
Pompey: MacGillivray, Whatmough, Raggett, Nicolaisen, Mnoga, Daniels, Naylor, White, Harness, Curtis, Harrison.
Subs: Ward, Marquis, Williams, Brown, Hiwula, Byers, Cannon.