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Match Preview: Portsmouth (H)

2 November 2020

Michael Appleton's side return to LNER Stadium tomorrow night following two consecutive away games in Sky Bet League One.

The Imps are currently third in the Sky Bet League One table with 22 points to their name, only behind Peterborough and Ipswich on goal difference. 

Lincoln supporters can watch City's game LIVE on WeAreImps iFollow, match passes can be purchased HERE.

Opposition Comments

Kenny Jackett's side travel to LNER Stadium tomorrow night following a 2-0 defeat to Charlton, however Portsmouth's last away game finished in a 3-1 victory over Sunderland.

The Pompey boss spoke about the Imps saying: "They have put together a good squad and have had a great start to the season.

"They have done well and their games have all been tight, all been competitive and have got the necessary amount of wins in the first 10 games which is a good marker, a good barometer of what sort of bracket you are in.

"They have been in the top bracket and deservedly so with their performances so far.

"It will obviously be a difficult game, going to Lincoln on a Tuesday night is a tough one anyway but they will be minus a crowd which we have seen at Fratton Park has been different for us."

Michael Appleton's View

City manager Michael Appleton has said tomorrow night's match will be a tough game for the Imps at LNER Stadium.

"They have a big fan base and are competing at the top of league," explained Michael.

"There is expectation there and they can’t have anyone better than Kenny to deal with the pressure because of the experience he has as a manager.

"Any team with Kenny Jackett managing will be a tough game. We played well in both games last season and to come away with nothing at Portsmouth was frustrating.

"We will need to be brave and aggressive; we need to make sure the hard work we put in isn’t undone by a set play."

One to Watch - John Marquis

John Marquis has had an impressive start to the season scoring seven goals in 14 games. His first goal of the season came against Stevenage in a Carabao Cup victory. 

The striker got off the mark in Sky Bet League One against Gillingham last month when Portsmouth won 2-0 away from home. Marquis would go on to score a brace in the next two fixtures, both victories against Sunderland and Northampton.

WeAreImps iFollow

Lincoln supporters can watch City's game LIVE on WeAreImps iFollow, match passes can be purchased HERE.


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