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The expected XI Jackett will select for Portsmouth’s game with Lincoln



Portsmouth make the trip to Sincil Bank to face Lincoln City this evening, hoping to move into the play-off places in League One.

Currently sitting in 8th place in the table, Kenny Jackett’s side have won their last six games in all competitions, including their last two in the league, but could move into the top six with a win tonight.

Pompey will also be buoyed by last Saturday’s emphatic 4-2 win over Barnsley in the FA Cup, showing they can compete well against Championship opposition.

They will want to take that positive momentum into this game, as Pompey look to get just their fourth league away win of the season.

Going into the clash, the south coast side have also not lost to the Imps in the last five meetings between the sides.

With this being Portsmouth’s third game in the space of seven days, players may be rested, as fixtures continue to come thick and fast.

Here is the likely XI Kenny Jackett will select for tonight’s big clash in Lincolnshire…

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There should be a number of changes for this game, as the Pompey squad face the effects of heavy fixture congestion over the last two weeks, with Jackett’s 4-2-3-1 likely to be the formation of choice once again.

Alex Bass should continue in goal for Portsmouth ahead of Craig MacGillivray, after starting the last two league games, also featuring in the 4-2 win over Barnsley.

The defence should see one change, with Jack Whatmough likely to come in for his first league start in almost a year, replacing Sean Raggett, who has started Pompey’s last two games.

Cameron McGeehan is also likely to come back into the side in place of Ben Close, with Tom Naylor staying put alongside him.

Although Close was on the scoresheet last Saturday, he will not doubt be fatigued after playing the full ninety minutes against Scunthorpe and Barnsley respectively.

The attacking midfield three should see one change, with Marcus Harness coming back into the team in place of Ryan Williams. Andy Cannon continues in the No.10 position after recovering from a minor groin problem.

Ellis Harrison should get the nod upfront ahead of John Marquis, who is also likely to be fatigued after coming through two full games in five days.

ScoopDragon Football News Network

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