RECAP as Portsmouth qualify for the Papa John's Trophy knockout stages after picking up bonus point against AFC Wimbledon

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Pompey return to action this evening as they face AFC Wimbledon in the Papa John’s Trophy at Fratton Park.

The Blues will be looking to advance into the knockout stages with at least a point enough to seal their place in the next round.

Danny Cowley’s men sit third in Southern Group B with a draw enough to move above Crawley, who currently occupy second place.

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Should they advance, it’ll be the sixth successive season in the competition that Pompey have progressed out of the group stage – in a tournament they won in 2019.

The head coach gave positive injury news over the return of six figures to training on Monday, but a number are unlikely to feature this evening.

Youngsters Dan Gifford and Harry Jewitt-White are available after rejoining the squad following the end of their loan spells at Weymouth and Gosport respectively.

You can follow the action with updates, build-up, team news and video ahead of live commentary when the contest gets under way from 7.45pm.

LIVE: Pompey v AFC Wimbledon

Key Events

  • Pompey return to action in final EFL Trophy group game.
  • Blues need a point to qualify for knockout stages.
  • Danny Cowley makes seven changes from Saturday’s draw.

Frimpong now for the visitors.

Koroma fires it to his left to level. 1-1.

Hudlin slots past Oluwayemi. 1-0.

Hudlin takes the first penalty for the visitors.

The shootout will take place in front of the Fratton End.

We go to penalties.

We have a kid on the pitch, he runs around but runs straight off after having his moment.

The way it stands Pompey will qualify but will be away from home in the next round.

Three minutes added on at the end. Can Pompey find a winner?