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Preview: Portsmouth (H)

23 November 2018

The Iron will be looking for their second win on the bounce in Sky Bet League One when Portsmouth make the trip to Glanford Park this Saturday (3.00pm kick-off).

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24 November 2018

A Matthew Lund winner and a superb penalty save from Jak Alnwick ensured United beat Bristol Rovers 2-1 away from home last weekend, climbing to 17th position. 

Meanwhile, Portsmouth kept their spot at the top of the table despite not playing due to international call-ups.

TEAM NEWS…

United manager Stuart McCall reported Ryan Colclough as the only fresh injury, with the attacking midfielder set to miss the rest of the season through a ruptured cruciate ligament sustained at Bristol Rovers last weekend.

Jordan Clarke faces around six weeks on the sidelines with a ruptured tendon in his shoulder, while Levi Sutton will also sit out a similar length of time after tearing his thigh in training a fortnight ago.

The game will come too soon for midfielder Josh Morris, as he looks to come back from a broken jaw.

Elsewhere, Matt Gilks (knee) and Rory Watson (arm) continue to miss out, but George Thomas has returned from international duty with Wales and has recovered from the ankle injury sustained against Burton Albion.

PREVIOUS MEETINGS…

Last season, the Iron drew 1-1 at Fratton Park, whilst they defeated Pompey 2-0 at Glanford Park. The two goals came from Lee Novak and Duane Holmes in the first-half of that match.

SEASON/DATE COMPETITION RESULT IRON SCORERS
2017-18 - Sat 13 Jan LG 1 Portsmouth 1-1 Iron van Veen
2017-18 - Sat 23 Sep LG 1 Iron 2-0 Portsmouth Novak, Holmes 
2013-14 - Sat 22 Feb LG 2 Iron 5-1 Portsmouth Syers 3, Winnall, Madden
2013-14 - Sat 23 Nov LG 2 Portsmouth 1-2 Iron Syers 2
2012-13 - Tue 5 Feb LG 1 Iron 2-1 Portsmouth Sodje 2
2012-13 - Sat 29 Sep LG 1 Portsmouth 2-1 Iron Clarke
2010-11 - Sat 7 May CHAMP Iron 1-1 Portsmouth Nunez
2010-11 - Tue 1 Mar CHAMP Portsmouth 2-0 Iron  
2003-04 - Sat 24 Jan FAC R4 Portsmouth 2-1 Iron Parton
1979-80 - Sat 26 Jan DIV 4 Iron 1-0 Portsmouth Partridge
1979-80 - Sat 25 Aug DIV 4 Portsmouth 6-1 Iron Pilling
1978-79 - Tue 3 Apr DIV 4 Iron 2-2 Portsmouth Couch, Bloomer
1978-79 - Tue 12 Sep DIV 4 Portsmouth 0-0 Iron  
1963-64 - Sat 1 Feb DIV 2 Portsmouth 3-4 Iron Hodgson 3, Smillie
1963-64 - Sat 21 Sep DIV 2 Iron 1-1 Portsmouth Hodgson
1962-63 - Sat 9 Mar DIV 2 Portsmouth 1-2 Iron Hodgson, Wilson
1962-63 - Thu 7 Mar FAC R3 Rep Iron 1-2 Portsmouth McGuigan
1962-63 - Sat 26 Jan FAC R3 Portsmouth 1-1 Iron Godfrey
1962-63 - Fri 19 Oct DIV 2 Iron 1-2 Portsmouth Brownsword
1960-61 - Sat 15 Apr DIV 2 Portsmouth 2-2 Iron Kaye, Godfrey
1960-61 - Sat 12 Nov DIV 2 Iron 5-1 Portsmouth Thomas 2, Godfrey 2, Sharpe
1959-60 - Sat 2 Apr DIV 2 Iron 1-0 Portsmouth Donnelly
1959-60 - Sat 14 Nov DIV 2 Portsmouth 4-0 Iron  
1953-54 - Mon 8 Feb FAC R3 Rep2 Portsmouth 4-0 Iron  
1953-54 - Wed 3 Feb FAC R3 Rep Portsmouth 2-2 Iron Jones 2
1953-54 - Sat 30 Jan FAC R3 Iron 1-1 Portsmouth Jones

Our full record against Portsmouth is as follows: 

  SCUNTHORPE WINS DRAWS PORTSMOUTH WINS
League 9 6 5
FA Cup 0 3 3
Total 9 9 8

ONE TO WATCH…

Forward Ronan Curtis joined Pompey this summer from Northern Irish side Derry City and has already found the back of the net six times for his new club in 15 league games.

The 22-year old has also been providing goals for his teammates with six league assists and has recently made his debut for Republic of Ireland.

ELSEWHERE IN LEAGUE ONE…

Friday: 
Coventry City vs Peterborough United (7.45pm)

Saturday:
AFC Wimbledon vs Southend United
Barnsley vs Doncaster Rovers
Blackpool vs Burton Albion
Bradford City vs Oxford United
Charlton Athletic vs Bristol Rovers
Gillingham vs Luton Town
Plymouth Argyle vs Fleetwood Town
Rochdale vs Accrington Stanley
Walsall vs Sunderland
Wycombe Wanderers vs Shrewsbury Town


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