Portsmouth v Notts Co preview

Team news for Tuesday's League One clash between Portsmouth and Notts County at Fratton Park.

Last Updated: 28/01/13 at 16:13   

Darel Russell: Free to find a new club

Darel Russell: Free to find a new club

Darel Russell will be missing from the Portsmouth squad.

The midfielder's month-to-month contract was due to expire after the game but he has confirmed he has already become the latest player to leave Fratton Park.

He said via Twitter: "4 those that want 2 see the back of me ur wishes have come true.

"4 those who have showed me support thank u + appreciate those comments. I have enjoyed playing for Portsmouth and wish things were different."

Caretaker boss Guy Whittingham, who lost half of his first team earlier this month as the club continue to cut costs, could hand on-loan youngster Frankie Sutherland a full debut in Russell's place.

Sutherland came on as a substitute as one of seven debutants as Pompey crashed 3-1 to bottom side Hartlepool on Saturday, their 15th game without a win.

Defender Sam Sodje, an unused sub at the weekend, could make his first appearance against the side he left in May.

Teenager Fabian Spiess will keep his place in goal for Notts County.

The 18-year-old rookie keeper will get his chance after number one Bartosz Bialkowski suffered a bad head injury during the 2-1 defeat at Leyton Orient on Saturday.

The Pole was carried off on a stretcher after only 10 minutes following a collision with O's striker Charlie MacDonald and was taken to a London hospital in an ambulance.

Spiess, with a string of super saves in only his second game for the club, went on to produce a man-of-the-match performance at Brisbane Road and will now make his full debut for the Magpies on Tuesday night.

Elsewhere, forward Francois Zoko is available again after serving a two-match suspension.

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League One Fixtures

Friday, 18 April 2014
15:00
Brentford v Preston  
Bristol C v Notts Co  
Carlisle v Walsall  
Colchester v Oldham  
Coventry v Swindon  
Crawley v Leyton Or  
Gillingham v Tranmere  
Port Vale v MK Dons  
Shrewsbury v Crewe  
Wolves v Rotherham  

Sky Bet League 1

Position Team P GD PTS
1 Wolves 42 51 93
2 Brentford 42 29 87
3 Leyton Or 42 39 80
4 Rotherham 42 28 79
5 Preston 42 23 79
6 Peterboro 42 10 67
7 Swindon 42 5 60
8 MK Dons 42 1 58
9 Port Vale 42 -13 57
10 Walsall 42 2 56
11 Sheff Utd 41 -1 56
12 Crawley 41 -5 52
13 Bradford 42 1 50
14 Bristol C 42 0 50
15 Coventry 42 -1 49
16 Gillingham 42 -19 48
17 Oldham 41 -11 47
18 Colchester 42 -11 46
19 Tranmere 42 -22 46
20 Notts Co 42 -15 43
21 Carlisle 41 -26 43
22 Crewe 42 -29 43
23 Shrewsbury 42 -14 41
24 Stevenage 42 -22 39

Updated Wed, 16 Apr 2014

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