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Match Preview | Portsmouth

13 April 2023

Match Previews

Match Preview | Portsmouth

13 April 2023

Shrewsbury Town host Portsmouth FC this Saturday in the Sky Bet League One. Kick-off is at 3pm.

Town's last outing ended in a 2-1 defeat to Barnsley at Oakwell Stadium on Monday. Goals from Nicky Cadden and Devante Cole gave the hosts the lead just before the interval, with Shrewsbury pulling one back in second-half injury time through Killian Phillips.

Portsmouth’s game against Morecambe at Fratton Park finished in a 0-0 draw on Easter Monday.

Shrewsbury and Portsmouth have met 32 times before, with Salop winning 10 of those, losing 17 and drawing five. In October, the reverse fixture was a 1-1 draw at Fratton Park.

Name: Portsmouth FC

Stadium: Fratton Park

Founded: 5th April 1898 (125 years ago)

Chairman: Michael Eisner

Manager: John Mousinho

Record league win: 9-1 vs Notts County, Division Two, 9th April 1927

Record league defeat: 0-10 vs Leicester City, Division One, 20th October 1928.

Highest league finish: 1st, Football League First Division (First Tier) on two occasions, 1948/1949 and 1949/1950.

One to watch: Colby Bishop

The 26-year-old is top scorer for Pompey this season with 23 goals across all competitions. Of those, 19 have come in the league, three in the FA Cup and one in the EFL trophy. The striker joined the club from Accrington Stanley in July last year, after three years in Lancashire. 


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