John Marquis cheered Portsmouth on from labour ward in win over Birmingham - and confirms he'll return to face Tranmere

John Marquis was cheering on Pompey with his newborn baby during last night’s victory over Birmingham.

Wednesday, 7th August 2019, 4:00 pm

The striker missed the Carabao Cup first-round tie after his fiancée went into labour.

But despite being without this summer's showpiece signing from Doncaster, Kenny Jackett's men eased to a 3-0 victory.

Ellis Harrison – who replaced Marquis from the 1-0 League One defeat at Shrewsbury – fired a double while Ben Close also netted.

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Despite the arrival of his second child, though, Marquis and his family were rallying behind the Blues from the labour ward.

On Twitter, the former MIllwall man wrote: ‘Great result lads! My fiancée, our new arrival & myself were cheering on from the labour ward.

‘Another supporter to join us at Fratton this season see you all Saturday... #PUP.’

John Marquis missed the Carabao Cup tie with Birmingham after his partner went into labour. Picture: Simon Davies/ProSportsImages