Portsmouth v PNE

Preston North End manager Graham Westley
Preston North End manager Graham Westley
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Graham Westley made six changes to the Preston North End side for the League One clash with Portsmouth at Fratton Park

Jack King, Bailey Wright, David Buchanan, Andy Procter, Joel Byrom and Chris Beardsley came into the starting XI as Westley shuffled the pack after two league defeats in a row.

Making way were Paul Huntington, Nicky Wroe, John Welsh, John Mousinho, Todd Kane and Lee Holmes, although Holmes starting on the bench was due to the winger not being at full fitness after being ill with a sickness bug.

Stuart Beavon, who missed the Crewe game though illness, was included among the substitutes.

Midfielder Byrom was handed the captain’s armband in the absence from the side of Mousinho and Welsh.

Portsmouth: Eastwood, Dumbuya, Rocha, Gyepes, Harley, Ertl, Howard, Russell, Jervis, McLeod, Allan. Subs: Walker, Williamson, Michalik, Harris, Webster, Mendez-Long, Smith.

PNE: Stuckmann, King, Wright, Robertson, Cansdell-Sherriff, Monakana, Procter, Byrom, Buchanan, Elding, Beardsley. Subs: Amoo, Wroe, Cummins, Holmes, Mousinho, Beavon, Simonsen.

Referee: Dean Whitestone (Cambridgeshire)