Match preview: Pompey v Rotherham – News

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Pompey will want to make the most of the comforts of home when he hosts Rotherham at Fratton Park tonight (7.45pm kick-off).

Danny Cowley’s side are looking to bounce back from a disappointing defeat at Cheltenham by beating one of the teams chasing the League One title.

But the Millers – who led the standings for so long – recently gave up the automatic promotion spots.

They have won just one of their last six league matches and were beaten 1-0 at home by Charlton at the weekend.

United did lift the silverware during that period, however, battling twice from behind before seeing Sutton after extra time at Wembley in the Papa John’s Trophy final.

And they know tonight’s win would see them overhaul second-placed MK Dons while keeping a game in hand.

Paul Warne’s men have been something of a yoyo team in recent years, having been promoted or dropped from the Championship in each of the past five seasons.

Pompey was beaten 4-1 when the teams met at New York Stadium earlier in the campaign, but they triumphed 3-2 the last time that match was at Fratton Park in November 2019.


TEAM NEWS
Kieron Freeman (ankle), Reeco Hackett (knee) and Jayden Reid (knee) are the only absentees for the hosts.

Ben Wiles (leg) and Richard Wood (ill) are both expected to be available for the Millers, but goaltender Josh Vickers is expected to miss the rest of the season with a hand injury.


VIEW OF THE DRESSING ROOM
Read Danny Cowley and Aiden O’Brien’s thoughts ahead of the game.


FACE-TO-FACE
Globally
Pompey: 12 wins
Rotherham: 11 wins
10 prints

At Fratton Park
Pompey: 9 wins
Rotherham: 2 wins
5 draws


TICKETS
Pompey fans can get tickets online here or by visiting the Anson Road box office.

Supporters can also purchase seats, subject to availability, at the stand behind the Fratton End tonight.

Please note that tickets for the original date of this match are still valid, unless the supporters request cancellation. If you have any questions please email [email protected]

Season ticket holders in the lower south TW blocks have been contacted with their new seat details and given a new season pass. Please contact the box office if you have not received it.

Covid certification is no longer required to attend, but Portsmouth Football Club respectfully asks all supporters to adhere to the Code of Conduct to ensure an enjoyable and safe match experience for all.

A matchday magazine will be available for purchase from vendors on the pitch, online in the Gift Shop, Club Shop, Victory Bar and select kiosks.

The Victory Bar will be open to Pompey fans from 5 p.m. tonight.


OFFICIALS
Referee: David Rock
Assistants: Simon Shaw and Justin Amey
Fourth official: Carl Brook


MATCH COVERAGE
Both domestic and overseas fans can watch the competition live by purchasing an iFollow Match Pass and visiting the Match Center.

Domestic iFollow subscribers can also enjoy audio commentary from Andrew Moon and Guy Whittingham as usual, but will need to purchase a match pass if they want to watch the match.

Click here for more information on using iFollow on a matchday and click here for more information on downloading the app, so you can access the content on your mobile device.

We will have updates throughout the game on Twitter and the match center. You can also view behind-the-scenes content on our Instagram Story.

There will be post-match reactions on the website and on our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Wednesday.

Local listeners can hear the commentary by tuning into Express FM or BBC Radio Solent.


BET
Rotherham is the 13/10 favorite with VBET to secure the three points, while Pompey can be backed at 11/5.

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