Wanderers fans have been warned that the League One game at Portsmouth later this month could be postponed for international call ups.

Pompey have confirmed that a handful of players have been given provisional call-ups by their country – with the likes of Joe Morell (Wales) and Ronan Curtis (Republic of Ireland) regularly featuring for their country.

Dane Scarlett (England Under-20s) and Josh Griffiths (England Under-21s) are also strong possibilities.

Wanderers have half a dozen players who have been recent international regulars including Amadou Bakayoko (Sierra Leone), James Trafford (England Under-21s), Dion Charles and Conor Bradley (Northern Ireland) and Owen Beck (Wales Under-21s).

Jon Dadi Bodvarsson would ordinarily be a regular for Iceland, but it is not known whether he will be recovered from a hamstring injury in time to feature.

Pompey’s update suggested that fans should bear the following information in mind before making plans for the game.

“Portsmouth Football Club would like to advise supporters ahead of the scheduled home fixture against Bolton Wanderers on Saturday, September 24.

“The match falls during an international break and, as such, is subject to the ruling that EFL clubs can postpone a match if three or more of their players have been called up to represent their country.

“Bolton have made us aware that although they are currently short of the three required call-ups, they do anticipate reaching this threshold, while a number of Pompey players have already received provisional, but not confirmed, call-ups.

“However, games cannot be called off until the full squads have been confirmed and provisional call-ups do not count under the EFL ruling.

“Confirmed call-ups are not likely to happen until around 8-10 days before the fixture, but fans should be aware ahead of purchasing tickets or booking transport.

“We hope this update is useful to supporters and will provide an update when we receive further details. Thank you all for your continued backing.”


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