RECAP as Portsmouth held to a goalless draw at Sincil Bank

Pompey return to action this afternoon against Lincoln.
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The Blues make the trip to Sincil Bank - a stadium they’ve picked up maximum points in all of their last four league visits.

But it won’t be an easy task this afternoon, with the Imps unbeaten on home soil in League One this term.

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John Mousinho’s men will be looking to build on their midweek victory against Burton, which saw Dane Scarlett’s stoppage-time strike seal the triumph.

LIVE: Lincoln v Pompey.LIVE: Lincoln v Pompey.
LIVE: Lincoln v Pompey.

Meanwhile, Clark Robertson, Jayden Reid, Jay Mingi, Zak Swanson and Tom Lowery have all been ruled out.

You’ll be able to follow all the action from Sincil Bank with team-news, video and build-up before live commentary from 3pm.

LIVE: Lincoln v Pompey

Key Events

  • Pompey return to action after midweek victory against Burton.
  • Blues make two changes with Macey and Tunnicliffe returning.
  • Lincoln undefeated at Sincil Bank this season.

With Curtis and Bernard travelling with the squad, how would you like Pompey to line-up today?

Michael Eisner has communicated with the Pompey fans for the first time since the close of the January transfer window.

The Pompey chairman has reached out via Twitter this morning – just as many supporters were preparing to hit the road for today’s game at Lincoln – in a public show of support for new head coach John Mousinho and sporting director Rich Hughes.

He also wished the team luck as they go in search of victory against the Imps at Sincil Bank.

Apart from a tweet welcoming Mousinho to Fratton Park shortly after his January 20 arrival, plus a similar one to mark on-loan keeper Matt Macey’s signing, the American has been keeping a relatively low profile, as far as Blues fans are concerned.

Since his last communication, Pompey’s form has picked up, with the Blues securing three wins and a draw in Mousinho’s six games to date at the helm. That represents 10 points from 18, which is one short of the total predecessor Danny Cowley secured in his last 14 games in charge at the club.

Hughes also oversaw the conclusion of the transfer window, with Paddy Lane signed for an undisclosed fee from Fleetwood and Di’Shon Bernard arriving on loan from Manchester United on deadline day.

And with the new signings – including Ryler Towler, who was signed earlier in the window – bedding in well at Fratton Park, Eisner has taken the opportunity to express his delight at the recent progress being made.

In a short and simple message, he tweeted: ‘Very happy with our new Head Coach John Mousinho and our Sporting Director Rich Hughes who did a great job in the transfer window. Good luck against Lincoln City! #Pompey’.

Eisner made a welcome return to Fratton Park in October – his first visit to the club since the Covid pandemic.

The 80-year-old spent a week on the south coast, along with members of his family and Tornante president Andy Redman.

He also provided a ‘report’ for the Portsmouth Supporters’ Trust for their 13th Annual General Meeting in November.

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Good afternoon and welcome to Lincolnshire as Pompey take on Lincoln.

The Blues make the trip to Sincil Bank - a stadium they’ve picked up maximum points in all of their last four league visits.

But it won’t be an easy task this afternoon, with the Imps unbeaten on home soil in League One this term.

John Mousinho’s men will be looking to build on their midweek victory against Burton, which saw Dane Scarlett’s stoppage-time strike seal the triumph.

Indeed, the Blues will be hopeful of a return for Ronan Curtis, Matt Macey, Di’Shon Brown and Marlon Pack after their recent set-backs.

Meanwhile, Clark Roberts, Jayden Reid, Jay Mingi, Zak Swanson and Tom Lowery have all been ruled out.

You’ll be able to follow all the action from Sincil Bank with team-news, video and build-up before live commentary from 3pm.