The six senior Portsmouth players Danny Cowley could call upon for tonight's Hampshire Senior Cup tie at Basingstoke Town

Pompey are in Hampshire Senior Cup against tonight as they travel to Basingstoke Town for a 7.45pm kick-off.

By Mark McMahon
Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 12:49 pm
Updated Tuesday, 14th September 2021, 2:58 pm

Traditionally, such a tie would come under the radar for most, with the Blues giving youth the chance to showcase their capabilities.

But after a huge exodus of academy players during the summer, Pompey no longer have the luxury of entrusting participation in this competition entirely on their youngsters.

No doubt, Cowley – who will take charge of the game – will still rely heavily on youth.

But the team is set to be supplemented with senior players who are struggling for first-team.

But who will be those asked to step down and travel to Basingstoke?

Here’s who we think could be involved.

Note: Louis Thompson is unlikely to be involved as tonight’s game is set to be held on the 3G pitch at Winklebury Way.

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