What Portsmouth fans need to know ahead of the trip to Shrewsbury
Pompey make the trip to Shrewsbury in their latest League One outing.
Here's all you need to know ahead of the fixture, with fourth-placed Blues aiming to close the gap further on the automatic promotion places.
Shrewsbury team news
The Shrews have defensive issues heading into the visit of Kenny Jackett’s men.
Centre-backs James Bolton, Ro-Shaun Williams and Luke Waterfall are all doubts for the game, with the latter limping out of the 2-1 win over Wycombe last weekend.
That may prompt manager Sam Ricketts to switch from a wing-back system to a flat back four.
The boss also has to decide whether to reinstall top scorer 11-goal Fejiri Okenabirhie into his starting line-up.
Aaron Amadi-Holloway and Tyrese Campbell led the front line against the Chairboys.
Likely Shrewsbury line-up
Steve Arnold, Mat Sadler, James Bolton, Omar Beckles, Shaun Whalley, Ollie Norburn, David Edwards, Josh Laurent, Scott Golbourne, Aaron Amadi-Holloway Tyrese Campbell.
Subs: Reice Charles-Crook, Ryan Sears, Anthony Grant, Greg Docherty, RomainVincelot, Stefan Payne, Fejiri Okenabirhie.
Pompey team news
The Blues are without Viv Solomon-Otabor for the trip to New Meadow.
The winger is sidelined with a calf injury after limping off in the 2-0 win against Scunthorpe last week.
Dion Donohue also picked up a hamstring problem for the reserves on Tuesday and is out.
Ronan Curtis has the stitches from his finger removed on Tuesday after severing it in his front door.
However, James Vaughan has recovered from his slight back complaint and should be fit to travel to Shrewsbury.
January arrivals Bryn Morris and Andy Cannon are expected to resume full training next week.
Likely Pompey line-up
Craig MacGillivray, Nathan Thompson, Christian Burgess, Matt Clarke, Lee Brown, Ben Close, Tom Naylor, Gareth Evans, Brett Pitman, Jamal Lowe, Omar Bogle.
Subs: Alex Bass, Anton Walkes, Brandon Haunstrup, Adam May, Oli Hawkins, Lloyd Isgrove, James Vaughan.
To win: 19/10
1-0 13/2, 2-0 12/1, 2-1 10/1, 3-0 28/1, 3-1 25/1, 3-2 35/1
To win: 6/4
1-0 6/1, 2-0 10/1, 2-1 9/1, 3-0 22/1, 3-1 20/1, 3-2 35/1
Top scorer: Fejiri Okenabirhie 14
Most assists: Greg Docherty 11
Most games: Luke Waterfall 45
Won 16, Drawn 16, Lost 19
W – 2-1 – Wycombe (H) League One
L – 2-1 – Plymouth (A) League One
L – 2-1 – Rochdale (A) League One
D – 0-0 – AFC Wimbledon (H) League One
W – 2-0 Doncaster (H) League One
Top scorer: Jamal Lowe 13
Most assists: Ronan Curtis 15
Most games: Matt Clarke 49
Won 30, Drawn 12, Lost 9
W – 2-0 – Scunthorpe (H) League One
W – 2-3 – Walsall (A) League One
L – 2-1 – Charlton (A) League One
W – 5-1 – Bradford (H) League One
W – 0-3 – Bury (A) EFL Trophy
Ollie Yates (Staffordshire)
All Saturday 3pm kick-offs, unless stated: Walsall v Barnsley (midday), AFC Wimbledon v Gillingham, Bradford City v Blackpool, Burton Albion v Accrington Stanley, Coventry City v Oxford, Luton Town v Doncaster Rovers, Peterborough United v Southend United, Plymouth Argyle v Bristol Rovers, Rochdale v Scunthorpe United