Brett Pitman leads the line for Portsmouth at Bognor - but Wigan target Jamal Lowe or on-loan Rangers midfielder Ross McCrorie not present

Brett Pitman spearheads Pompey’s front line for tonight’s pre-season friendly at Bognor.

Tuesday, 16th July 2019, 7:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 16th July 2019, 11:57 pm
Brett Pitman. Picture: Habibur Rahman

The skipper starts for a Blues XI – made up of first team and academy players – after netting the winner in Saturday’s 2-1 win at the Hawks.

Pitman, Christian Burgess, Brandon Haunstrup, Bryn Morris and Andy Cannon are the senior member of Kenny Jackett’s squad who start at Nyewood Lane – along with second-choice keeper Alex Bass and first-year professional Matt Casey.

Meanwhile, third-year scholar Leon Maloney features for Jake Wigley’s side along with academy youngsters Haji Mnoga, Gerard Storey and Eoin Teggart.

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There’s no place on the bench for on-loan Rangers loanee Ross McCrorie, who missed the victory at Westleigh Park after being given the weekend off by Kenny Jackett.

Pompey: Bass, Mnoga, Casey, Burgess, Haunstrup, Morris, Storey, Maloney, Cannon, Teggart, Pitman (c).

Subs: Durin, Kavanagh, Dandy, Robb, Hancott, Stanley, Anderson.