The experienced Kenny Jackett has an impressive record in his 717 matches in charge of Watford, Swansea, Millwall, Wolverhampton, Rotherham and now Portsmouth with a win rate of 43.2%
Pompey promoted last season find themselves in 10th spot in league 1.
Karl Robinson will take charge for the first time in the U’s dugout. However he is likely to be guided by the coaching staff who have guided the team while a search for a new manager took place.
Portsmouth Team News:
Portsmouth team last match:1 McGee,2 Walkes,16 Whatmough,5 Clarke Booked,38 Haunstrup,33 Close,17 Donohue Booked,18 Lowe,14 Ronan,22 Naismith,8 Pitman Booked
Subs:6 Burgess,11 Kennedy,19 Chaplin,29 Deslandes,30 May,35 Bass,37 Widdrington
Player to watch: Brett Pitman
The Pompey captain also leads the line with 17 goals this season so far.
Oxford United Team News:
Oxford Utd team last match:1 Eastwood,19 Kane,16 Dickie,30 Mousinho,29 Smith-Brown,17 Henry,8 Ledson Booked,11 Brannagan,27 Mowatt (Ricardinho 88mins),20 Obika (van Kessel 45mins),9 Thomas (Napa 69mins)
Subs:6 Martin,13 Shearer,14 Ruffels,21 Ricardinho,32 Buckley-Ricketts,36 Napa,39 van Kessel
Player to watch: Rob Dickie
The 6ft 3 22 year old centre half got his first goal for the club in their last match in his 5th game for the club.
The towering England U19 international will need to be at his best.
Match Facts & Stats
Portsmouth Football Club
5 April 1898; 119 years ago
21,100 (19,669 as of December 2017 due to ongoing safety work)
The Tornante Company
Portsmouth 1 Oxford 2
Scorers: Thomas & Obika
Friday 30th March 2018
Oxford Utd v Scunthorpe
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