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Portsmouth boss issues double injury update

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Danny Cowley has issued an update on duo Marcus Harness and Clark Robertson after both were substituted in the win over Shrewsbury Town on Tuesday night.

Winger Harness and defender Robertson were both forced off at half-time in the game at Fratton Park after suffering ankle and thigh injuries and are currently undergoing treatment ahead of the game against Doncaster this weekend. But Cowley has not ruled either being available for the game at the Keepmoat Stadium on Saturday.

He told Hampshire Live: “Clark [Robertson] and Marcus [Harness] have both been in for treatment this morning, they are both impact injuries.

“The early stage is to get the inflammation down, they have both got some inflammation. Clark on his ankle, Marcus on the outside of his quad.

“They are working hard to try to reduce that inflammation and off the back of that, we will know more.”

As well as Harness and Robertson potentially missing this weekend, Portsmouth will be without right-back Callum Johnson who is suspended, and youngsters Jayden Reid and Liam Vincent who remain long-term absentees.

The Verdict

Both Harness and Robertson are key players for Pompey. Harness already has a goal and an assist to his name this season, while Robertson has captained his side to three wins and three clean sheets.

Either of them missing a game would be a huge blow to their starting XI. However, Danny Cowley has put together a strong squad on the South Coast. There are players who can step in, as they did against Shrewsbury, and make a difference.

It will be a huge blow should Harness and Robertson miss out on their trip to Doncaster this weekend, but with the squad of players available to Danny Cowley, missing them in the short term can be covered.

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