Pompey go on the search for a first 3 pointer once more, taking on underachievers Oldham at Fratton.
Oldham flattered to deceive in pre-season, a solid summer seemed to point the way to a rosy future, since the real stuff kicked off though, the Latics have struggled to match the early promise.
Pompey Team News:
Pompey are without the banned Kevin Long this afternoon, this is though countered with the arrival of Johnny Ertl, he steps straight in.
Darrel Russell is another new boy vying for a starting spot in the centre, while Josh Thompson will also make the bench.
Player to watch: McLeod
Had a chequered start so far, had his lucky strike against Bournemouth, since then he has contrived to miss a fair few chances, I reckon he will put that right today.
Oldham Team News:
Oldham may ring some changes after defeat to stevenage last week, Jordan Slew is fit after a back strain and should walk back into a more attacking formation.
Wesolowski has twanged his hamstring and is out for a month.
Player to watch: Slew
He is the loanee with weight of goalscorer on his shoulders, something that Oldham have struggled with so far.
Match Facts & Stats
Paul Hall netted the last time we met, that was a full 15 years back!
Bournemouth again in the dulux cup