Date: 27th January 2009 at 6:48am
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Pompey welcome Villa to Fratton tonight, a time when Villa are flying high and Pompey are having a football reality check.

Vital Quotes:

The Villa garden is rosy right now, blooming for all to see, while Pompeys garden looks like the one after the Blue Peter thugs had done the business.

tony Adams is under his first real pressure as Pompey manager, the crowd hasn’t been vocal against him yet, but local radio and the forums certainly have.

Pompey Team News:

Pompey should start with Hatden Mullins in the centre along with Davis, Pennant SHOULD start on the right, with either Crouchie alone up front or Nugent making the second striker, unless of course Kanu impressed enough on Saturday.

More importantly Englands number 2 is available after suspension and should displace Cranie.

Player to watch: Johnson

Makes us tick, enough said.

Villa Team News:

Wigans match winner Heskey will make his debut, while Young and Laursen are absent, the first suspended and the second absent.

Player to watch: Agbonlahor

Not as prolific as he was earlier in the season but the main goal threat.

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