• Sky Bet League One
  • Date: Sat 12 January 2013
  • Kick-off: 15:00
  • Venue: Fratton Park

Portsmouth vs Notts County


Form Guide - Sky Bet League One

Portsmouth

D W D W D L W L

Notts County

D D D L L W D L
Head to Head
Notts County
3-0
Portsmouth 22-Sep-2012
Portsmouth
0-0
Notts County 24-Feb-1962
Notts County
2-1
Portsmouth 07-Oct-1961



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Defensive duo back for Pompey

Portsmouth defenders Ricardo Rocha and Gabor Gyepes are available for the visit of Notts County.

Rocha and Gyepes missed last weekend's defeat at Walsall due to hamstring injuries but both have been passed fit.

Gyepes has signed a new month-long contract but Pompey are letting other players leave to cut costs.

Full-back Jon Harley has made himself available for what looks like being his last game for the club but midfielder Brian Howard, who will also be out of contract next week, is missing with a groin injury.

Caretaker boss Guy Whittingham has recalled young defender Dan Butler from a loan spell at Havant & Waterlooville and he will be in the squad.

Striker James Keene should also be involved after completing his loan move from Swedish club Elfsborg.

County captain Neal Bishop may miss the trip.

Bishop's wife went into labour on Thursday, meaning the midfielder may opt to remain in Nottingham.

With the Magpies out of the FA Cup, Keith Curle's side have not played since New Year's Day - and the manager has seen his squad change drastically since.

Striker Chris Iwelumo has returned to Watford after his loan spell ended.

Defenders Carl Regan and Tom Williams have been allowed to leave the club while veteran striker Lee Hughes has also departed, signing for npower League Two promotion chasers Port Vale.

However, Andre Boucaud will be available on the south coast after the midfielder returned to Meadow Lane on a permanent deal from Luton this week.

Midfielder Jordan Stewart and defender Damion Stewart are both in negotiations over new deals after their short-term contracts ended at the turn of the year. The latter would miss out at Fratton Park anyway through suspension.

Meanwhile, Curle is trying to sign Craig Beattie as Hughes' replacement but faces a race against time to get him in the squad for Saturday.

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Sky Bet League One table

Pos Team Pld GD Pts
1 Scunthorpe 20 24 44
2 Bolton 20 12 40
3 Sheff Utd 20 12 38
4 Bradford 20 9 35
5 Rochdale 20 2 30
6 Peterborough 19 7 29
7 AFC Wimbledon 20 6 29
8 Fleetwood Town 20 5 29
9 Millwall 19 1 28
10 Southend 20 -1 28

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