Pompey boss Danny Cowley

Portsmouth v Sutton United: Predicted Blues starting XI with Danny Cowley set to distance himself again from Kenny Jackett's Papa John's Trophy approach

With one eye on Saturday’s trip to Rotherham, Danny Cowley is expected to make wholesale changes to the side that thumped Sunderland 4-0 in the league 10 days ago as Sutton United arrive at Fratton Park in the Papa John’s Trophy.

Tuesday, 12th October 2021, 1:10 pm
Updated Tuesday, 12th October 2021, 1:26 pm

But who can he call upon if there’s a need to keep players fit and available for the New York Stadium clash?

Well, there’s quite a lot of depth, on paper, to his squad.

And while previous Blues boss Kenny Jackett used to Papa John’s Trophy to blood his youngsters, Cowley will resist that urge as he looks to get his fringe players some much-needed game time under their belts.

Here’s how we think Pompey could line up tonight in a 3-5-2 formation.

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