Harry Redknapp takes his so far 100% Pompey to more familiar surroundings tonight, almost his back garden in fact!
Kevin Bond has used his Pompey connections to secure a friendly at Dean Court and there will be a host of familiar faces for the Pompey boys.
Darren Anderton now dwells back on the south coast, as do Shaun Cooper and Russell Perret, and also Pompey loanee Jason Pearce.
Bournemouth Team News:
Egyptian trialist Shehata will further press his claims for a contract,as will Millwall striker Hubertz.
Player to watch: Anderton
Who else? Shaggy has a place in Pompey hearts after one blinding season back in 91/92 culminating in the semi-final defeat to Liverpool, and you can be sure he will be well up for this one.
Pompey Team News:
Sean Davis is still a likely absentee, but Linvoy will hoping to take his fitness levels up with a run-out and to celebrate his new deal.
Nugent will be hoping to break his duck against more familiar opposition and to hopefully get the first of many in a blue shirt.
Player to watch: Kranjcar
One of the stars of pre-season so far, and although he hit the winning penalty in the Asia cup will no doubt be gutted not to have played a greater part.
Maybe this is the match to experiment with 3-5-2 Harry?
Match Facts & Stats
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Pompey win, good run-out hopefully with a couple of goals to get the strikers up and running ahaed of the real stuff in 2 weeks