Portsmouth fans question point of former Coventry striker's Fratton Park presence after yet another starting XI snub

Pompey fans have taken to Twitter to ask: what does Jordy Hilwula have to do to get at game?

By Mark McMahon
Saturday, 28th November 2020, 2:16 pm
Jordy Hiwula
Jordy Hiwula

Blues boss Kenny Jackett has named his starting XI for today’s second-round FA Cup tie against King’s Lynn.

His line-up has five changes from Tuesday night’s draw against Oxford, with Alex Bass, Rasmus Nicolaisen, Cam Pring, Ben Close and Ryan Williams all recalled.

However, there’s still no place in the team for former Coventry front man Hiwula – despite John Marquis being rested.

Instead, Jackett has chosen to play Ellis Harrison and Marcus Harness together up front, leaving the new arrival on the bench.

Since joining after the transfer window closed, Hiwula has started just one game, in the Papa John’s Trophy against West Ham.

His other two appearances have come as a late substitute, giving him limited opportunity to extend his deal beyond January.

And with many seeing today’s game as a great opportunity to play him, many fans have questioned why he’s not being considered more.

Here’s some of the views that have appeared on Twitter since Pompey’s team sheet was handed in today...

@Jamesr02_: Great rotations, but what’s Hiwula gotta do to get a game?

@wfisk90: The only additional change I’d have made here is to play Morris instead of Naylor.

Other than that, that’s the right balance of first team and squad players for me.

@ffslluke: good rotation would’ve liked to see curtis rested tho.

@PompeyHazza9: Not a bad team nice to see us resting some key players for once.

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@jamie_pfc: Good side but still think Hiwula deserves a shot.

@84Knight: Why not play Hiwula?? Strange from Kenny.

@teddynettle1: What is the point of having Hiwula at this club?

@Hilly69er: Hiwula has one month to prove himself for a contract and doesn't even get a game for king's Lynn.

@PompeyDave93: Be surprised if Hiwula is still a Pompey player come January 1st

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