Portsmouth make five changes for trip to Accrington

Kenny Jackett has made five changes for Pompey’s trip to Accrington.

Saturday, 14th December 2019, 1:20 pm
Updated Saturday, 14th December 2019, 2:06 pm
Lee Brown is today out of Pompey's side with a calf problem, among five changes. Picture: Daniel Chesterton/PinPep

The Blues’ entire back four has been overhauled following the 2-2 draw at Peterborough in their previous outing.

Of those, Christian Burgess is suspended, while Brandon Haunstrup is sidelined by a knee injury.

Oli Hawkins is out after his partner gave birth to their first child, while Lee Brown is struggling with an Achilles problem.

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That brings Anton Walkes, Sean Raggett and James Bolton into the defence, with Tom Naylor looking likely to drop back to be centre-half.

Ross McCrorie and Marcus Harness have also been recalled, with Ryan Williams moving to the bench.

The substitutes include Matt Casey, without an appearance this season.

Pompey: MacGillivray, Bolton, Naylor, Raggett, Walkes, McCrorie, Close, Harness, Marquis, Curtis, Harrison.

Subs: Bass, Casey, Downing, Evans, Pitman, Cannon, Williams.