Date: 31st October 2007 at 5:14pm
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Pompey host Blackburn this evening who will no doubt be up for revenge, this after Pompey inflicted their only league defeat so far last month at Ewood.

Vital Quotes:

Pompey will be fielding the strongest available squad for tonights game. I full expect for Campbell to have a sore achilles after so many games lately, Muntari or Diop will no doubt have calf or groin strains etc.etc

Pompey Team News:

Pamarot will be hoping for a rare run-out tonight, with Lauren and Mvuemba looking to join him, Ashdown will feel he has done enough to hold onto his cup-spot, and Nugent will be hoping to make it 3 out of 3 in cup starts so far.

Player to watch: Taylor

I fully expect our penalty taker to start tonight, and if anyone has a point to prove right know, its Matt.

Blackburn Team News:

Savage is a definite absentee with housemaids knee, Mokoena should step in for him, and it all depends on how seriously Hughes is taking the cup as well, recent years suggest he takes it as route to the UEFA, so expect a fairly full squad for this one.

Player to watch: Bentley

He was Rovers’ best player at Ewood, and when firing is a class act

Match Facts & Stats

Pompey are on top so far this season, but that counts for nothing tonight.

Ref Watch:

Ernest Grimplethwaite

Match Prediction:

Pompey to win 2-1!! Wembley here we come!

Next Fixtures:

Newcastle away