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The likely XI Kenny Jackett is set to field for Portsmouth vs Tranmere this weekend

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Portsmouth make the long trip up to the Wirral this weekend as they take on Tranmere Rovers at Prenton Park hoping to make it nine consecutive wins in all competitions.

Kenny Jackett’s side currently occupy 6th place in the League One table, and have two games in hand on the sides in the automatic promotion places – Rotherham and Wycombe.

It will be a tough test for Pompey on a notoriously challenging playing surface at Prenton Park, and Tranmere are bound to make things difficult as they are scrapping for their lives in 21st place.

Despite that, the south coast side will be keen to make it four straight away games without defeat.

The good news for Pompey is that they have a good recent record against the Super White Army. They have lost just once in their seven games against Tranmere.

Ahead of the big game, here is the likely XI Kenny Jackett will field for Pompey…

Pompey are likely to name an unchanged side for this upcoming game, with Jackett once again opting for a 4-2-3-1 formation with two holding midfielders.

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Alex Bass will once again continue in goal for Pompey on Saturday afternoon, as he has commanded the No. 1 goalkeeping spot in recent weeks.

The 21-year-old kept a clean sheet against Sunderland last time out, his third in four games.

The back four will also remain the same, with James Bolton maintaining the starting berth at right-back, and Steve Seddon on the left. Sean Raggett will partner Christian Burgess at centre-half, with the latter looking to get on the scoresheet once again.

Cameron McGeehan and Tom Naylor are likely to continue in front of the defence, which could be considered harsh on Ben Close, as he has done nothing wrong. However, neither McGeehan or Naylor deserve to be dropped.

Ronan Curtis stays on the left wing, with Ryan Williams maintaining his spot on the right ahead of Marcus Harness. Andy Cannon should continue at Number 10.

John Marquis should get the nod up top ahead of Ellis Harrison, and will be keen to make amends after missing a key chance against Sunderland from the edge of the penalty area.


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