Date: 23rd December 2006 at 12:30pm
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Sheffield head to Fratton on the back of much improved form of late, but Pompey have exceeded expectations all season and will hope to keep up their red hot home form, Matt Taylor will again have all eyes on him, and hopefully one of the longer haired midfielders can take his lead and start to find the net.

Vital Quotes:

portsmouth Team News:

Pompey have big troubles up front, Kanu is only half fit, Benjani and Lua are out until the new year at the earliest, and Andy Cole has only just returned to full training.

Player to watch: Taylor

England beckons for a man in the form of his life, if he can keep up his goal-scoring exploits it can only be of benefit to Pompey

sheffield united Team News:

No major worries for United, Danny Webber has recovered from his virus and should be available

Player to watch: Jagielka

Phil Jagielka is much coveted by the so called bigger clubs and will be out to show why.

Match Facts & Stats

Sheffield quite enjoy Fratton, it was them who beat us win 1987 and ruined the promotion party, and couple of years ago they did the same during our Championship year

Ref Watch:

The thing from Tring

Match Prediction:

Really depends on if our midfield can boss things early on, Kanu is only option up front and looked short of fitness last week at the Emirates

Next Fixtures:

West Ham at the Boleyn