Pompey v Scunny
Pompey welcome Scunthorpe to Fratton this afternoon in a battle of the coastal towns.
Yet again off field talk has dominated in Pompey forums, if your like me you are just sick to death of all the takeover talk, everyone thinks the worst now and we will go back to the same old regime as before.
If you want to look for a pivotal point in pompey's most recent fortunes, look at the lift in crowd spirits and numbers when Chanrai pulled out of the running, then see how it all went turtle when he re- entered the fray.
God forbid if he regains control.
Pompey Team News:
Pompey have lost Luke Rodgers for three weeks with a thigh injury, this is partially offset by the loan of Thomas from neighbours Bournemouth.
Josh Thompson is the latest to fall foul of the defensive curse, how bad his hamstring is, is not yet clear.
Player to watch: Gyepes
The big Hungarian is feeling his way to match fitness now, he is pivotal to a bit of defensive stability.
Scunthorpe Team News:
Scunny are 4 games unbeaten, this is likely to see an unchanged line up once more, something Pompey can only dream of!
Player to watch: Leon Clarke
The Charlton loanee has scored a goal a game so far for the irons, his arrival coinciding with the up turn in form.
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