Six Portsmouth players who are guaranteed a starting place for Championship opener

Pompey fans can expect a busy transfer window when it opens on Friday - but some members of the Blues squad means it’s not a complete overhaul of the League One winners’ ranks

The Pompey squad that secured the League One title just seven weeks ago has since been broken up.

Meanwhile, with the Blues yet to make known any transfer dealings they’ve been working on ahead of Friday’s official opening of the transfer window, it’s anyone’s guess how the Fratton Park starting XI will look on the opening day of the 2024-25 season on August 10.

That’s still more than eight weeks away, leaving sporting director Rich Hughes and head coach John Mousinho with plenty of time to assemble a squad they feel will be well-equipped to compete in the Championship next season.

With the likes Joe Rafferty, Sean Raggett, Abu Kamara, Tino Anjorin and Matt Macey all leaving the club following the conclusion of the 2023-24 campaign, we all know what areas of the squad need reinforcing more than others.

But what players are taking the pressure off the Blues’ recruitment team this summer? Here are six players who are guaranteed starters for when the season kicks off on August 10.

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