Portsmouth secure friendly fixture with Championship side ahead of Oxford encounter

Pompey are to face a Championship side for their latest friendly.

Saturday, 20th June 2020, 10:59 am
Updated Saturday, 20th June 2020, 11:05 am
Ronan Curtis is expected to feature in his first friendly of the summer when Pompey tomorrow visit a Championship club. Picture: Joe Pepler
Ronan Curtis is expected to feature in his first friendly of the summer when Pompey tomorrow visit a Championship club. Picture: Joe Pepler

As part of the build-up for the play-off semi-finals, Kenny Jackett’s side will tomorrow head to an unnamed Championship club.

The Blues last Sunday took on Reading in their first friendly and lost 3-1, with Oli Hawkins Pompey’s goalscorer.

They will travel to another Championship club tomorrow, scheduled for an early-afternoon kick-off.

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The Championship actually resumes this afternoon, with 22 of their 24 clubs in action.

However, there is the likelihood a club may play twice in 24 hours, using the Pompey game as an opportunity to rotate their squad.

Still, for Jackett’s men, it offers more crucial match action as they approach the semi-final first leg against Oxford United on Friday, July 3.

For Ronan Curtis, it signifies a first friendly outing of the summer, having missed last week’s Reading match with a glute injury.

Reeco Hackett-Fairchild has been sidelined with a quad injury and it remains to be seen whether he is involved tomorrow.

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