From left: Nigel Adkins, Lee Johnson, Paul Cook and Ian Evatt

The forthcoming games against the likes of Charlton, Sunderland, Rotherham. Ipswich, Bolton and Wycombe that could shape Portsmouth's season

Pompey have two home games coming up which will hopefully restore confidence among sections of the Fratton faithful who have been burdened by consecutive league defeats at the hands of Wigan and MK Dons.

Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 5:30 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 5:38 pm

Without meaning to be disrespectful, Fratton Park fixtures against Cambridge United and Plymouth will be deemed by many as winnable opportunities to get the show back on the road again after two recent blow outs.

They’ll also be viewed as key matches to restore confidence in the side and, in particular, up front, where the Blues have been suffering of late.

Six points will no doubt be the goal.

But they’ll also in all likelihood be the requirement given the tough run of fixtures that awaits Danny Cowley’s side in the weeks immediately afterwards.

Testing away games at Charlton, Burton, Rotherham and Accrington all lie in wait over the next eight weeks.

Meanwhile, there’s also key home battles against fellow so-called big-hitters Sunderland, Ipswich, Bolton and Wycombe to look forward to.

It’s a challenge that could either make or break Pompey’s season – so what exactly lies in store?

Here, we take a look...

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