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Fratton Park (ATT 11,132) 2nd February 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Phillips

Portsmth Portsmouth vs Colchester United Colchester

Portsmth 2

J Wallace (5)
J Keene (73)

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Colchester 3

G Massey (2, 20)
F Sears (pen 16)

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Last Updated: 01/02/13 12:59pm

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Sam Sodje: Could debut for Pompey

Sam Sodje: Could debut for Pompey

Team news for Saturday's League One clash between Portsmouth and Colchester United at Fratton Park.

Portsmouth have no new injury worries.

But caretaker boss Guy Whittingham only has a 17-man squad to choose from as they attempt to end a run of six straight defeats.

Defender Sam Sodje is still waiting to make his debut following his recent move.

Captain Johnny Ertl moved from defence into midfield for Tuesday's 2-0 defeat by Notts County in the wake of Darel Russell's departure and should keep his place.

Former Crystal Palace midfielder Alassane N'Diaye has been training with Pompey but as yet there is no deal in place to sign him.

Liam Walker is the only player remaining from the side which drew 2-2 at Colchester back in August.

Colchester could name an unchanged side for the trip.

Joe Dunne's team ended a run of nine consecutive defeats with a 2-0 win against Walsall last weekend.

The victory moved the U's out of the relegation zone and they can move further clear of danger with victory against a Pompey side who have not won in 15 league games.

Striker Jabo Ibehre will continue in attack after marking his debut with the opening goal against the Saddlers.

Substitute Freddie Sears grabbed the second goal in that game and could be handed a start if Dunne decides to make changes.

However, fellow forward Dominic Samuel will not be involved after he returned to Reading following the end of his loan spell.

Meanwhile, Anthony Wordsworth, who has not featured in the club's last two outings, has joined Ipswich.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
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1 Swindon Town 26 54
2 Bristol City 25 54
3 Milton Keynes Dons 26 52
4 Preston North End 26 47
5 Chesterfield 26 38
6 Rochdale 25 37
7 Fleetwood Town 27 37
8 Bradford City 25 36
9 Sheffield United 24 36
10 Notts County 26 35
11 Doncaster Rovers 25 35
12 Port Vale 27 35
13 Peterborough United 26 34
14 Oldham Athletic 25 34
15 Walsall 26 33
16 Gillingham 27 31
17 Scunthorpe United 24 30
18 Coventry City 27 30
19 Barnsley 25 29
20 Crewe Alexandra 26 29
21 Colchester United 26 27
22 Leyton Orient 26 26
23 Yeovil Town 27 25
24 Crawley Town 27 24