Pompey boss Danny Cowley will be looking for a response from his team tonight against Plymouth

Predicted XI: The three changes and formation switch Portsmouth boss Danny Cowley could make for tonight's Plymouth game at Fratton Park

Pompey boss Danny Cowley could make another three changes to his starting XI for tonight’s game against Plymouth as he bids to end a dismal run of results for the Blues.

Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 1:21 pm
Updated Tuesday, 21st September 2021, 1:30 pm

Pompey have lost their past four games in all competitions and haven’t won in the league since Shrewsbury’s visit to Fratton Park on August 17.

The head coach made five changes to his side for the 2-1 defeat at the hands of Cambridge United on Saturday.

And he’ll be tempted to make more, along with a formation change, as he looks to get Pompey out of their current rut which also includes one goal in four League One outings.

The system switch could see him look to use wing-backs, making the most of the impressive Mahlon Romeo’s skills set, and go head-to-head with Plymouth boss Ryan Lowe’s preferred way of playing.

But what does that mean in terms of the starting XI?

Well, it could mean the likes of Marcus Harness, Ellis Harrison and Shaun Williams miss out, while Kieron Freeman, John Marquis and Louis Thompson are handed starts.

Here’s an example of how Pompey in a 3-5-2 system for tonight’s game could look.

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