Pompey exorcised one demon last week by breaking their new year hoodoo, now it’s the small matter of winning at home once again.
Pompey have of course bought in David Cotterill in on another loan, he adds some welcome width though, Barnsley delved into the emergency loan department themselves, Paul (hi-de-hi) McShane arriving from Hull.
Pompey Team News:
Pompey have another ban in Jonathan Hogg, he was harshly sent off last week and will be missed after staring in the last couple of games, this however is countered by the arrival of Cotterill who looks likely to slot in, on the left.
Aaron Mokoena is available again after recieving his visa, this slip up though looks to have lost him his place as Rocha gave an assured display in his abscence.
Nugent has a slight hamstring problem but looks likely to make it.
Player to watch: de Laet
Had a slowish start, but has obvious quality which is starting to come to the fore.
Barnsley Team News:
Barnsley welcome McShane, he will step straight in for captain Foster who looks likely to mioss the rest of the season.
Frank Nouble is another loanee from West Ham, he has played the last three without yet finding the net.
Player to watch: Haynes
He is a recent acquisition from Bristol city, bought to replace the outgoing Adam Hammill as the flair man, he hasn’t yet fulfilled his early promise, but looks a threat on his day.
Match Facts & Stats
Lost 1-0 at Oakwell to a Hammill belter, he has now departed though, so can Pompey avenge themselves?
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