Pompey boss Danny Cowley has plenty to ponder ahead of Saturday's trip to Wigan. Picture: Daniel Chesterton/phcimages.com

Wigan v Pompey: Predicted Blues starting XI as Danny Cowley prepares to welcome back winger

Pompey face their toughest task of the 2021-22 season to date when they make their way to Wigan in League One tomorrow.

By Mark McMahon
Friday, 27th August 2021, 1:07 pm
Updated Friday, 27th August 2021, 1:15 pm

Awaiting them is a Latics side likely to include popular Blues old boys Jack Whatmough and Tom Naylor – and a host of other imposing new additions as the big-sending home side bid to return to the Championship as soon as possible.

But with the Blues also impressing in the transfer window and Danny Cowley already getting his new-look side to gel as they enjoy an unbeaten start to their league campaign, there’s an opportunity here to put a real marker down against a promotion rival.

Pompey will need to improve on last Saturday’s attacking display at Doncaster – a game which ended in a goalless draw.

If they can get that right, while the defence continues to prove rock solid, then there’s every chance of another enjoyable afternoon at the DW Stadium.

Here’s how we think the Blues could line up as they bid to achieve that and remain unbeaten in the third tier.

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