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The likely XI Jackett will field for Portsmouth’s clash with Peterborough

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Portsmouth are back in League One action on Saturday afternoon, as they take on a Peterborough United side who are just three points below them in the table.

Pompey will be keen to put an end to their recent troubles away from home, as the side have lost back-to-back league games on the road.

The Blues come up against a Posh side who have won six of their last eight in the league, including their last four at home.

Kenny Jackett’s side sit in 3rd place in the table, and could move level on points with Rotherham United in 2nd, providing the Millers suffer defeat to Rochdale.

With a raft of changes being made on Monday night by the Portsmouth manager for the Arsenal game, many players are expected to come back into the side.

Here, we look at the likely XI that Jackett could select for Saturday’s game…

The Pompey boss could make up to five changes for this upcoming clash at the Weston Homes Stadium, setting up in the usual 4-2-3-1 formation.

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Alex Bass continues in goal, and the 21-year-old will want to add another clean sheet to his tally of eight for the season in all competitions.

The back four sees one change. Steve Seddon continues on the left side of defence for Pompey, and Ross McCrorie keeps the right-back berth.

However, with Christian Burgess’ suspension, it is expected that James Bolton will lineup at the heart of the back line, this time alongside Sean Raggett.

Skipper Tom Naylor comes back into the fold in central midfield for Portsmouth, after being rested against Arsenal. Ben Close maintains his spot alongside him, meaning Cameron McGeehan drops to the bench.

In attacking midfield, Ronan Curtis returns to the left flank, replacing Marcus Harness. Ryan Williams keeps his spot on the right, with Andy Cannon coming back into the number 10 role, which means Gareth Evans will miss out.

John Marquis is likely to start the game, replacing Ellis Harrison, who started against Arsenal on Monday.


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