Date:Tuesday November 20 2012
A third game under Whittingham is to take place again at Fratton Park tonight as Pompey prey to brake their 6 match losing streak. Saturday's game was an unlucky 1-0 loss at the hands of Doncaster Rovers but Whittingham and Awford had many positives to take from the defeat and they will hope that the Blues can finally turn practice into performance as they are in desperate for 3 points.... and a first goal in 489 minutes.
A huge boost for Pompey as the figure of 34-year-old fan favourite Ricardo Rocha returns to the Pompey squad since his departure in the summer. Rocha has been a free agent since his departure at the end of last season and caretaker manager Guy Whittingham has snapped him up on a month long deal. 'The Rock' hasn't been training over the summer so is yet to regain full fitness however is expected to make the bench this evening.
Pompey have the joy of getting Scott Allan back from suspension and the resigning of Ricardo Rocha, both available for tonight's game. Allan has finished his 3 match ban following his sending off against Notts County in the FA Cup and Rocha has been signed after being a free agent. Pompey are without Carl Dickinson after he was recalled by parent club Watford and Mikkel Andersen is preparing for his last Pompey game as it's the last left on his loan deal. Akos Buzsaky may return after a hamstring problem but is unlikely to start, Gabor Gyepes overcame illness to perform against Donny on Saturday and is set to continue as is Paul Benson who had a goalless debut against Rovers.
Mendez-Laing made a storming debut on Saturday and gained the pride of being man of the match. The 20-year-old came close to netting at the weekend and he will most certainly be looking to breaking the duck this evening. The winger definitely made a difference against Rovers and may prove to be the catalyst for our revival.
Only certain absentee is Orient keeper Lee Butcher as he is out with a long term knee injury. Jimmy Smith made a surprise appearance on Saturday against Carlisle after picking up an injury against Gloucester in the FA Cup but may make the starting XI tonight. Moses Odubajo fought a groin injury to play at the weekend and is expected to retain his place as he travels to Fratton.
Dean Cox has proved to be the instrumental in the Orient team this year as he has scored twice and has 5 assists. The midfielder travels to the South Coast with plenty of confidence and it is key that the Blues deprive him of the ball tonight.
Pompey have the upper hand over Orient over the years with 13 victories out of a possible 31. Orient have only managed 8 over the Blues but have scuppered 10 draws.
2-0 Pompey. I always look upon a result positively so a win is my guess, and hope. It's been long overdue and it seems we could be finally turning around after a promising performance at the weekend.
Pompey travel to Coventry, hopefully on the back of a win. The sky blues only have 2 more points than the royal blues so an interesting match is in store. WIN OR LOSE, UP THE BLUES!
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Date:Tuesday November 20 2012
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