Portsmouth v Shrewsbury: team news, match-day odds, key stats and form guides ahead of Fratton Park fixture

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Monday, 10th February 2020, 11:00 am
Updated Saturday, 15th February 2020, 2:18 pm

Pompey team news

Andy Cannon is set to miss out on Pompey’s League One fixture with Shrewsbury on Saturday.

Despite training with the Blues first-team squad this morning following a glute injury, he’s unlikely to feature against Salop.

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Instead, manager Kenny Jackett is focusing on getting the attacking midfielder fit and available for next week, with games against Exeter (Tuesday) and Fleetwood (Saturday, February 22) on the horizon.

Cannon missed last weekend’s 2-0 win at Tranmere and the midweek loss (1-0) against Coventry.

He’ll be the only absentee, though, from the squad that made the trip to St Andrew's on Tuesday night.

Likely line-up: Alex Bass, James Bolton, Christian Burgess, Sean Raggett, Steve Seddon, Ben Close, Tom Naylor, Marcus Harness, Cameron McGeehan, Ronan Curtis, Ellis Harrison. Subs: Craig MacGillivray, Lee Brown, Jack Whatmough, Ross McCrorie, Gareth Evans, Ryan Williams, John Marquis.

John Marquis in action against Shrewsbury during the opening day of the season. Picture: Simon Davies

Shrewsbury team news

Shrewsbury have been dealt a blow in the build-up to Saturday’s trip to Pompey with news that influential midfielder Ollie Norburn is likely to miss the rest of the season.

He picked up a knee injury in Salop’s FA Cup fourth-round draw against Liverpool and hasn’t been able to feature since.

Manager Sam Ricketts will also be without chief creator Shaun Whalley following the hamstring injury he picked up in the replay at Anfield.

Brad Walker is also absent with a hamstring injury.

Meanwhile, January arrival Josh Vela won’t be risked as he recoveries from an injury picked up while playing for former club Hibs before Christmas.

Likely line-up: Joe Murphy, Scott Golbourne, Shaun Williams, Omar Beckles, Donald Love, Ethan Ebanks-Landell, David Edwards, Josh Laurent, Callum Lang, Conor McAleny, Jason Cummings. Subs: Max O’Leary, Aaron Pierre, Ryan Sears, Kayne Ramsay, Sam Hart, Sean Goss, Daniel Udoh.

Match Odds Pompey: 3/5 1-0 24/5, 2-0 11/2, 2-1 7/1, 3-0 10/1, 3-1 12/1, 3-2 28/1.

Shrewsbury: 24/5 1-0 12/1, 2-0 33/1, 2-1 16/1, 3-0 100/1, 3-1 55/1, 3-2 55/1. Draw: 11/40-0 17/2, 1-1 6/1, 2-2 16/1, 3-3 80/1. Referee Lee Swabey (Devon)Head to Head

Pompey

P42 W25 D9 L8

Top scorer Ronan Curtis (13)

Most appearances: Ben Close (39)

Most assists: Ronan Curtis (10)

ShrewsburyP41 W13 D15 L13

Top scorer: Jason Cummings (7)

Most appearances: Josh Laurent and Donald Love (both 37)

Most assists: Shaun Whalley (7)

Form Guide

Pompey

L 1-0 (A) Coventry League One

W 2-0 (A) Tranmere League One

W 2-0 (H) Sunderland League One

W 2-0 (A) Lincoln League One

W 4-2 (H) Barnsley FA Cup

Shrewsbury

L 2-0 (H) Accrington League One

D 1-1 (H) MK Dons League One

L 1-0 (A) Liverpool FA Cup

L 1-0 (A) Rochdale League One

L 2-0 (A) Gillingham League One

Other Fixtures (3pm kick-offs unless stated)

Accrington v Lincoln City, Bolton v Wycombe, Bristol Rovers v Blackpool, Fleetwood v Peterborough United, Gillingham v Doncaster Rovers, Ipswich v Burton Albion,Oxford United v Sunderland, Rochdale v Tranmere Rovers, Rotherham United v AFC Wimbledon, Southend United v Coventry City.