Date: 8th August 2010 at 7:50pm
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Pompey take on Stevenage for the first ever time tomorrow night, Sky obviously fancy an upset so a covering it!

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Stevenage enjoyed their first taste of Football league yesterday, first taking the lead and then coming from behind to equalise in the last minute, 1 game and 1 point, now they have a first taste of League cup action and will fancy the scalp of Pompey. They are no strangers to cup runs however, they were the first team to win a final at the ‘new’ Wembley and made the final again last season.

Stevenage Team News:

Jon Ashton has injured his hip and will miss out, while David Bridges serves out a suspension, Robbie Sinclair and Chris Beardsley are waiting to fill in.

Player to watch: Chris Griffin

He was a 2 time scorer yesterday, so that makes him this seasons top man and also Stevenage’s all time top scorer in football league!

Pompey Team News:

Pompey will not have the luxury of resting a few players tomorrow, this was the norm during our top flight tenure, one player who may earn that right is Mullins who has been waiting for a jab in a knee problem.
The only other real change we may see is Peter Gregory or Marlon Pack getting more of a run out.

Player to watch: Nugent

Not given a sniff at Coventry, but he has certainly had more success in cup games with Pompey than any other game.

Match Facts & Stats

First time meeting between the two, so the last time we said that was Ac Milan, Wolfsburg and Heereneven!

Ref Watch:

Dave Rowntree

Match Prediction:

Can Pompey kick start their season? Place your bets here.

Next Fixtures:

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