Portsmouth v Shrewsbury preview

Team news ahead of Saturday's League One clash between Portsmouth and Shrewsbury at Fratton Park.

Last Updated: 19/10/12 at 12:38   

Gornell: In contention for Shrews

Gornell: In contention for Shrews

Mustapha Dumbuya is back from international duty and will be in first-team contention for Portsmouth.

The full-back made his debut for Sierra Leone in a 0-0 draw against Tunisia in their African Cup of Nations qualifying match last Saturday.

His return will allow Lee Williamson, who deputised at right-back, to move into his preferred midfield role against the Shrews.

Josh Thompson should be fit enough to make the bench after recovering from an ankle injury, with the defender having made just one appearance so far this season.

Darel Russell has not featured in the last four matches and continues to struggle with a hamstring injury.

Pompey last met Shrewsbury in 1989, when they ran out 2-0 winners.

Terry Gornell, Sam Winnall and Darren Jones have all returned to training for Shrewsbury.

Gornell has missed the last two matches since picking up a knee injury during the first half of the 1-0 defeat at Doncaster.

Fellow striker Winnall, on loan from Wolves, has been sidelined for three games, after sustaining a minor hamstring tear in only his second appearance for the club in the goalless draw at Brentford.

Both players are set to be available to face Pompey having rejoined their team-mates in training this week, along with defender Jones who missed last Sunday's 1-0 win over Walsall due to illness.

Left-back Joe Jacobson (ankle) and goalkeeper Joe Anyon (hamstring) were fit to take their places on the bench against the Saddlers, meaning manager Graham Turner could now boast a clean bill of health for the trip to Fratton Park.

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League One Fixtures

Monday, 21 April 2014
12:15
Leyton Or v Wolves
15:00
Crewe v Colchester
MK Dons v Brentford
Notts Co v Crawley
Oldham v Coventry
Peterboro v Carlisle
Preston v Shrewsbury
Rotherham v Port Vale
Stevenage v Bristol C
Swindon v Bradford

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 43 53 96
2 Brentford 43 30 90
3 Leyton Or 43 38 80
4 Rotherham 43 26 79
5 Preston 43 22 79
6 Peterboro 43 9 67
7 Swindon 43 6 63
8 Port Vale 43 -12 60
9 Sheff Utd 42 0 59
10 MK Dons 43 0 58
11 Walsall 43 2 57
12 Crawley 42 -4 55
13 Bradford 43 2 53
14 Bristol C 43 1 53
15 Gillingham 43 -17 51
16 Oldham 42 -10 50
17 Coventry 43 -2 49
18 Colchester 43 -12 46
19 Tranmere 43 -24 46
20 Crewe 43 -27 46
21 Carlisle 42 -26 44
22 Notts Co 43 -16 43
23 Shrewsbury 43 -16 41
24 Stevenage 43 -23 39

Updated Sat, 19 Apr 2014

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