Date: 23rd August 2014 at 10:00am
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Andy Awford returns to the U’s as manager of Pompey for the first time since his stint as assistant to Jim Smith.

His team are in great form not losing a match this season yet.

Michael Appleton takes on his former club and will be eager to get his first points in the bag.

Oxford United Team News:

Oxford United team last match:18 Long,25 Riley,03 Newey,14 Ruffels,05 Mullins,06 Wright,10 Hylton Booked,19 Collins,09 Morris (Jakubiak – 70),07 Rose (O’Dowda – 82),08 Brown (Potter – 82)

Substitutes:02 Meades,04 Raynes,11 Potter,13 Hunt,15 O’Dowda,21 Crocombe,28 Jakubiak

Player to watch: Jake Wright

The u’s captain will have to be on top of his game to stop his team slipping up again.

Portsmouth Team News:

Portsmouth team last match:01 Jones,05 Devera,17 Shorey,25 Atangana,16 Robinson,06 Chorley,11 Holmes (Hollands – 71),21 Dunne,09 Taylor (Butler – 91),08 Wallace,20 Westcarr (Storey – 77)

Substitutes:03 Whatmough,07 Barcham,14 Storey,24 Awford,27 Brezovan,29 Hollands,34 Butle

Player to watch: Jed Wallace

the young pompey forward scored in his last match and is highly rated.

Match Facts & Stats

Full name
Portsmouth Football Club

Nickname(s)
Pompey

Founded
5 April 1898; 116 years ago

Ground
Fratton Park

Capacity
20,688

Owner
Pompey Supporters Trust

Chairman
Iain McInnes

Manager
Andy Awford

Match Prediction:

Oxford 1 Portsmouth 0

Scorer Brown

Next Fixtures:

Away to West Bromwich Albion in the Capital One cup 2nd rnd Tuesday 26th Aug ko 20:00hrs

 

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