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Fratton Park (ATT 14,590) 17th August 2013 - Kick off 15:00 Ref: D Drysdale

Portsmouth Portsmouth vs Morecambe Morecambe

Portsmouth 3

J Wallace (20)
D Connolly (26)
P Agyemang (39)

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A Wright (S/O 36)

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Last Updated: 16/08/13 12:29pm

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Marcos Painter: Set to make his debut

Marcos Painter: Set to make his debut

Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Portsmouth and Morecambe at Fratton Park.

Marcos Painter is set to make his Pompey debut this weekend.

The defender, who this week signed for Pompey on a free transfer after leaving Brighton earlier this summer, is expected to replace Danny East at left-back.

East could move into his preferred position in midfield, where skipper Johnny Ertl is still absent as he completes a three-match ban following his opening-day red card.

Boss Guy Whittingham is otherwise likely to stick with the side which earned Pompey's first point of the season in a 2-2 draw at Accrington last Saturday.

The Shrimps could see the return of four players from injury when they make the trip South East.

Chris McGready and Marcus Marshall just missed out on last week's home draw with Torquay while Kevin Ellison was a little behind in his expected recovery time.

Defender Robbie Threlfall may also come into contention as he recovers from a thigh injury but last year's top scorer Jack Redshaw continues to be a long-term absentee with a hip problem.

The Shrimps make the long journey south to play Pompey for the first time in league history and both teams will be keen to kickstart their season with a first three points.

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Sky Bet League 2

Sky Bet League 2
Pos Team P Pts
1 Scunthorpe United 42 76
2 Rochdale 42 75
3 Chesterfield 42 74
4 Fleetwood Town 42 69
5 Burton Albion 42 68
6 Southend United 42 62
7 Oxford United 42 62
8 York City 42 61
9 Plymouth Argyle 42 58
10 Mansfield Town 42 56
11 Bury 42 54
12 Dagenham & Redbridge 42 54
13 Newport County AFC 42 53
14 AFC Wimbledon 42 52
15 Cheltenham Town 42 52
16 Portsmouth 42 51
17 Accrington Stanley 42 50
18 Hartlepool United 42 49
19 Morecambe 42 49
20 Exeter City 42 48
21 Bristol Rovers 42 47
22 Wycombe Wanderers 42 46
23 Northampton Town 42 46
24 Torquay United 42 39