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

Portsmth Portsmouth vs Morecambe Morecambe

Portsmth 3

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

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Morecambe 0

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 Burton Albion 46 94
2 Shrewsbury Town 46 89
3 Bury 46 85
4 Wycombe Wanderers 46 84
5 Southend United 46 84
6 Stevenage 46 72
7 Plymouth Argyle 46 71
8 Luton Town 46 68
9 Newport County AFC 46 65
10 Exeter City 46 64
11 Morecambe 46 63
12 Northampton Town 46 61
13 Oxford United 46 61
14 Dagenham & Redbridge 46 59
15 AFC Wimbledon 46 58
16 Portsmouth 46 57
17 Accrington Stanley 46 56
18 York City 46 52
19 Cambridge United 46 51
20 Carlisle United 46 50
21 Mansfield Town 46 48
22 Hartlepool United 46 45
23 Cheltenham Town 46 41
24 Tranmere Rovers 46 39