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
Portsmouth Football Club
5 April 1898; 116 years ago
Pompey Supporters Trust
Oxford 1 Portsmouth 0
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