Portsmouth fans left confused by team formation for Bristol Rovers visit

Pompey fans on social media have been debating what formation the Blues will deploy against Bristol Rovers today.

By Mark McMahon
Saturday, 24th April 2021, 12:45 pm
Updated Saturday, 24th April 2021, 12:48 pm
George Byers starts against Bristol Rovers today.

The confusion comes after head coach Danny Cowley named his starting XI with no recognised left-back.

Charlie Daniels drops to the bench after his costly errors against Swindon.

But he’s replaced in the team by midfielder George Byers

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It’s been suggested a 3-4-3 formation might be used, with Ryan Williams playing as left-wing-back.

However, fans have their own theories, too.

He’s a selection of the views shared on Twitter...

@pepe_lacey: Still trying to figure out what sort of formation this might be and who would start where.

At first glance I thought it was Big Sean up top but anything can happen it’s Pompey what do we expect.

@CheeesyChips: This is either gonna go really well or extremely badly.

@Mourby: I am going to throw a wild guess out. Naylor will be CB with Rasmus LB.

@JAudley89: Naylor as CBs with Johnson & I assume Harness as the Wing Backs?

@chimer1898: 3-4-3? Or is Raggett our new striker?

@JAudley89: I’m reading this as Ramsus left back with Naylor, Ragget as CBs with Close & Byers in centre midfield?!?!

Only other guess is Harness & Johnson wing backs with Naylor, Raggett & Rasmus as the CBs?!??

@MarkRoser9: No Brown not even on bench gutted.

Who is left back?3 at back I'm guessing?

Anyway must must must win and by a few !! No excuses come on lads.

@Nineteen862: Got to be 3-5-2 maybe?

Back 3 maybe with Naylor ?

Johnson part of the 3? With harness and Williams wing backs?

Raggett up front lol who knows.

I reckon Naylor is Cb and Nicolaisen is Lb. Byers to play next to close.

@JR95_Pompey: I reckon Naylor is Cb and Nicolaisen is Lb. Byers to play next to Close.