Leading scorer John Marquis dropped as Portsmouth spring three changes at Oxford United

Pompey have dropped John Marquis as they seek to return to winning ways.

Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, 6:03 pm
Updated Tuesday, 23rd February 2021, 6:50 pm
John Marquis has been dropped from Pompey's side for tonight's clash at Oxford United. Picture: Joe Pepler

The Blues’ leading scorer finds himself on the bench at Oxford United following a period of indifferent form during the team’s worrying dip in results.

Marquis is replaced by Ellis Harrison in attack as Kenny Jackett makes three changes for tonight’s Kassam Stadium encounter.

Lee Brown is recalled to left-back in place of Charlie Daniels, while there is a maiden start for Harvey White, who comes in for Ryan Williams.

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The Spurs loanee appears to be lining up in a three-man midfield also consisting of Tom Naylor and Andy Cannon.

That leaves Marcus Harness, Harrison and Ronan Curtis as Pompey’s attacking three in a 4-3-3 system.

Meanwhile, Jack Whatmough and Jordy Hiwula are once again on the bench.

Pompey: MacGillivray, Johnson, Nicolaisen, Raggett, Brown, Naylor, Cannon, White, Harness, Harrison, Curtis.

Subs: Ward, Daniels, Whatmough, Byers, Williams, Marquis, Hiwula.