Time for the Portsmouth Academy to shine - but why risk playing our first-choice defenders?

Pompey fans have been reacting to the team news for tonight's Papa John’s Trophy meeting with Crystal Palace U21s. Here’s a selection of those views.

Tuesday, 9th November 2021, 6:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 9th November 2021, 7:01 pm
Left-back Harvey Hughes makes his Pompey debut against Crystal Palace Under-21s tonight. Picture: Jason Brown/ProSportsImages

@stevew_pfc

We're not progressing so worth giving a few their chance to see what they can do....

@cntrlrem

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One man army Hirst

@Willmott3Sam

We have two fit CB and there both playing in this joke of a cup. Just play the youngsters.

@DDeane41

Good luck to academy players this evening

@ItIsSamSmith

Watch Hirst bang in a hat-trick and Azeez turn In a Messi-esque performance

@StueyW1986

More looking forward to this game than the one gone, will be interested watch