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Fratton Park (ATT 12,036) 6th April 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: C Sarginson

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Ricardo Rocha: Facing a late fitness test

Ricardo Rocha: Facing a late fitness test

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

Portsmouth will check on Ricardo Rocha ahead of the visit of the Boro.

The Portuguese defender dropped to the bench for Monday's 1-0 win over Tranmere to rest a hip knock, although he came on for the final few minutes.

Striker Patrick Agyemang will have to sit out as he is on loan from Boro, meaning a rare start for John Akinde alongside David Connolly in attack.

Young winger Jack Maloney could keep his place after a successful full debut against Rovers, meaning Liam Walker starts on the bench again.

Pompey are unbeaten in their last four matches and are now just three points from safety, but still face the prospect of a 10-point deduction when they eventually exit administration.

Stevenage will be without Greg Tansey and Robin Shroot.

Tansey this week underwent an operation on a niggling groin problem which has kept him out of the last couple of matches.

Fellow midfielder Shroot is also facing a spell on the sidelines after he was stretchered off with an ankle injury against Hartlepool on Monday.

Anthony Grant came on for Shroot and could start at Fratton Park, although Gavin Mahon provides another option if he is fit.

Left-back Miguel Comminges returns after a one-match ban but fellow defenders Lee Hills (hamstring) and Jon Ashton (Achilles) are out.

Rookie defender Alex Smith will be hoping to make his debut following his recent loan switch from Fulham.

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Sky Bet League 1

Sky Bet League 1
Pos Team P Pts
1 Wolverhampton Wanderers 43 96
2 Brentford 43 90
3 Leyton Orient 43 80
4 Rotherham United 43 79
5 Preston North End 43 79
6 Peterborough United 43 67
7 Swindon Town 43 63
8 Port Vale 43 60
9 Sheffield United 42 59
10 Milton Keynes Dons 43 58
11 Walsall 43 57
12 Crawley Town 42 55
13 Bradford City 43 53
14 Bristol City 43 53
15 Gillingham 43 51
16 Oldham Athletic 42 50
17 Coventry City 43 49
18 Colchester United 43 46
19 Tranmere Rovers 43 46
20 Crewe Alexandra 43 46
21 Carlisle United 42 44
22 Notts County 43 43
23 Shrewsbury Town 43 41
24 Stevenage 43 39