Portsmouth manager Kenny Jackett has issued a squad update ahead of their second away game in the space of four days, as the south coast side travel to St. Andrew’s to face Coventry City.
Pompey will be coming up against the side directly above them in the League One table, and a win could also take the Blues into the automatic promotion places.
The Sky Blues have lost just three league games all season, making the upcoming fixture a tough test for Pompey.
However, the side from Portsea Island have the chance to make it ten consecutive wins in all competitions, and a fourth straight win away from home.
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Jackett spoke to the club’s official website on Monday afternoon to discuss which members of his squad would be unavailable for the trip to the West Midlands.
Attacking midfielder Andy Cannon will miss out for the second consecutive game after not yet recovering from a glute injury.
Jackett has said he hopes the 23-year-old to be back in contention for the game against Shrewsbury at Fratton Park next weekend.
“Andy’s a bit better and we think he’s got a chance of being available again on Saturday,” Jackett said.
“We estimate that he’ll be back out on Thursday, so will have to see how he gets on later in the week.”
Oli Hawkins has recovered from a head injury suffered against Exeter City’s reserves last week.
“Oli Hawkins is okay after getting a bang in the head for the reserves at Exeter, so he could travel up,” Jackett added.
Other than those concerns, Portsmouth have the same squad available to them from the Tranmere game, with Bryn Morris the only long-term absentee at present.
Pompey will be looking to make it four games unbeaten against Coventry City.
It is a blow that Cannon will once again be unavailable for Pompey in this upcoming fixture.
However, it makes things interesting in terms of team selection for Portsmouth, with Cameron McGeehan currently the most likely candidate to start at No. 10.
Pompey will know it won’t be easy at St. Andrew’s, but will likely be backed by a large travelling contingent for the game who should help spur the team on.