The great Sky Bet play-off games keep on coming this week as all eyes turn from Elland Road to Fratton Park tonight.
We saw Leeds and Derby play out a cracker last night as the two went hammer and tongs and many of us will be hoping for a similar sort of game as Portsmouth host Sunderland on the South Coast.
And, to that end, the travelling Mackems will hope that the away side once again progress onto a trip to Wembley with them leading the tie slenderly going into kick-off tonight.
In a late boost, too, Alim Ozturk had his red card overturned and is expected to feature at the heart of defence this evening, with him certainly seeming ready to go:
AO: “I can’t wait for kick-off. This kind of game is the type you want to play as a player. There is a lot of pressure. It is a huge game for the club. To be involved is really nice and hopefully we can get the positive result we need.#SAFC pic.twitter.com/bHdDAY1Ro1
— Sunderland AFC (@SunderlandAFC) May 16, 2019
Ozturk has achieved a comeback similar to the likes of Derby this week and Liverpool and Spurs last week in the Champions League.
He has largely been branded a flop this season but in the last few weeks he’s suddenly become a rock at the back for Sunderland.
That’s been reflected by the joy expressed at his ban being overturned for this game and fans will hope he can play a key part in keeping their hosts quiet this evening.