Both sides can potentially move into the playoffs with a win tomorrow night, in a game with all the ingredients to be an entertaining affair.
Seventh-placed Portsmouth make the trip to Devon on a great run of form, picking up four wins in their last five league matches. The most recent of those being a 3-1 win over, then league leaders, Lincoln City. Plymouth have also had their fair share of victories this season, sitting in ninth, just three points away from the playoff spots.
Argyle have turned Home Park into somewhat of a fortress, suffering their last league home loss on New Years Day earlier this year. However, perhaps Pompey can be the team to nullify this stat, claiming more points than any other team on the road this season (13).Embed from Getty Images
Kenny Jackett’s side will be without Ronan Curtis, who is currently away on international duty with Ireland. With new signing Michael Jacobs also out injured, questions will be asked as to who can fill in that left wing spot.Embed from Getty Images
In a club presss conference Jackett spoke about some of the other injuries in the squad: “Cannon and Whatmough have a chance of being fit, but Raggett and Naylor have knocks and haven’t trained”.
There is also intrigue as to who will replace The Pilgrim’s top scorer, Luke Jephcot, who is away with the Wales U21 squad. With options such as Frank Nouble and Timmy Abraham, Argyle boss Ryan Lowe seemed confident when talking a club press conference:
“We have some excellent players who can step in
“Luke has been doing well and scoring goals but it gives someone else an opportunity“