Portsmouth 1 Bristol Rovers 0 FT: RECAP as Blues move back into play-offs- for time being at least

Pompey bid to kickstart their play-off ambitions with victory against Bristol Rovers today (1pm).

Saturday, 24th April 2021, 2:56 pm

Only a victory will do against Joey Barton’s side at Fratton Park after a run of four games without a win.

The Gas, meanwhile, know anything less than three points will see them condemned to relegation, while they need Leam Richardson’s Wigan to lose to Burtoyyou n Albion.

Join us for build-up from Fratton Park before we bring you the team news and reaction at noon.

Then it’s live commentary from 1pm as we bring you all the updates in a game where three points for the Blues simply is a must.

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Pompey host Bristol Rovers in League One

Pompey 1 Bristol Rovers 0

Last updated: Saturday, 24 April, 2021, 14:53

  • Team news at noon
  • One change - Byers in for Daniels
  • Curtis with the opener (27min)

FT Pompey 1 Bristol Rovers 0

Rovers pushing forward in stoppage time but Marquis wins a free-kick to slow things down

Four mins’ stoppage time

Little penalised in the Pompey box as the ball ricochets around

Johnson to the byline but his cutback is cleared

Little and Hare replace Martinez and Kilgour

White with a gem of a pass gets Curtis away who takes on Kilgour and arrows his finish just wide from inside the box.

Formation has stayed the same but Johnson and Daniels have gone to wing-backs with Bolton stepping into the back three

Harness and Williams off for Bolton and Daniels

Daniels and Bolton being readied

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