'Very attacking... criminal to leave out Close' - how Portsmouth fans have reacted to Oxford team news

Pompey fans have been reacting to today’s team to face Oxford in the League One play-off semi-final second leg.

Monday, 6th July 2020, 4:22 pm
Updated Monday, 6th July 2020, 4:31 pm
Ben Close is again omitted from Pompey's squad to face Oxford in the play-offs. Picture: Habibur Rahman

Kenny Jackett has made three changes from the 1-1 draw at Fratton Park on Friday.

Steve Seddon, James Bolton and Ryan Williams come in for Lee Brown, Ross McCrorie and Andy Cannon respectively.

However, skipper Tom Naylor again starts on the bench, with Bryn Morris partnering Cameron McGeehan in midfield.

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What’s more, Ben Close is omitted from the squad for successive matches.

Here's what the Fratton faithful have been saying on Twitter...

@hazzaYT

That's a lot better but still should play naylor

@stewiesouledout

How Ben Close can be left completely out of both games is an insult. You got the trolls on here that moan about him, but, facts are, he’s our highest scoring midfielder, technically gifted, makes things happen, pompey fan n all. Criminal decision from our ruthless manager.

@EddieMillar

Unlucky on Brown to miss out but showing good attacking intent starting with Seddon.

Clearly in the minority but I'm quite glad to see Morris starting again, didn't do much wrong last time.

We can always bring Naylor off the bench if we need defensive solidity.

@bencook08

I thought Morris was good the other night. Legs won’t last 90 today though surely ! Very Attacking front 4 though. Let’s hope we take it too them for longer than 35 min

@miamidublin

Great attacking selection. Let’s do this

@spenno13

Still no Naylor... it’s live or die for KJ after that decision

@Nineteen862

Not seeing the suprise with cannon being dropped.. He hardly sets the world alight... But I good option later on with his energy. Evans would of been my choice to replace though

@jtredray

Both full back changes are an improvement. Cannon unlucky to be dropped.

@BrettRitchie10

A bit strange, our captain not playing in the most important game and where’s Ben close ??