Out-of-sorts Ronan Curtis dropped from Portsmouth squad for trip to Doncaster
Ronan Curtis has been omitted from Pompey’s squad for today’s clash with Doncaster.
The Irishman had started all eight previous League One fixtures this season – but has been dropped by Kenny Jackett.
Despite travelling with the squad, along with Andy Cannon, both find themselves out of the match-day 18 at the Keepmoat Stadium.
Instead, Jackett has opted for Gareth Evans on the left flank, one of three changes to the team which beat Bolton last weekend.
Fit-again Lee Brown returns at left-back for Brandon Haunstrup, following six weeks out with an Achilles injury.
While Marcus Harness starts on the right-hand side of midfield in place of Ryan Williams.
Pompey will field a 4-4-2 system, employing Brett Pitman and John Marquis as a twin strikeforce.
Meanwhile, former Doncaster defender Paul Downing is recalled to the squad, named on the bench.
Pompey: MacGillivray, Bolton, Burgess, Raggett, Brown, Harness, Close, Naylor, Evans, Pitman, Marquis.
Subs: Bass, Walkes, Haunstrup, Downing, Williams, Harrison, McCrorie.