Wanderers are back on the road as they make the long trip to Fratton Park to take on John Mousinho’s Portsmouth.

The Whites enter the game in high spirits following back-to-back victories against Accrington and Port Vale.

Ian Evatt’s men are currently fourth in the League One table heading into the business stage of the campaign.

Team news

Victor Adeboyejo is in contention despite limping off with a knock during the second half on Saturday.

Cameron Jerome, who has missed the last couple of games due to a back spasm, is a doubt but should be back available for Saturday’s trip to Morecambe.

George Thomason is set to get some minutes under his belt for the B Team against Huddersfield Reserves this afternoon.

George Johnston is also nearing a return to training, while Jon Dadi Bodvarsson and Jack Iredale are long-term absentees.

As for the hosts, winger Reeco Hackett is a doubt after picking up a back injury in training several days ago.

Opposition lowdown

Mousinho took charge at Portsmouth last month following Danny Cowley’s sacking after a poor run of results.

Pompey recorded a 4-0 win against Cheltenham over the weekend after goals from Ryan Tunnicliffe, Michael Jacobs, Ronan Curtis and Louis Thompson.

Mousinho’s side sit 10th in the table at this stage – 12 points behind sixth-place Derby, who have played an extra game.


Wanderers have faced Portsmouth 103 times in their history, with a record of 44 wins, 23 draws and 36 defeats.

Wanderers ran out 3-0 winners when the side met at the UniBol last month, with Dion Charles, Kieran Lee and Eoin Toal getting on the scoresheet.

The Whites were beaten 1-0 on their last trip to Fratton Park in October 2021, with John Marquis getting the decisive goal that day.

Predicted line-up

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