Portsmouth v Bristol R preview
Last Updated: 17/04/14 4:35pm
Ben Chorley: Back in contention
Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Portsmouth and Bristol Rovers at Fratton Park.
Ben Chorley returns to the Portsmouth squad for the visit of Bristol Rovers.
The centre-half has completed a four-match ban after he was sent off for the second time this season against York last month.
Simon Ferry misses out after suffering a recurrence of his back injury against Dagenham last week but fellow midfielders Wes Fogden (knee) and Romain Padovani (calf) could return.
Winger Andy Barcham remains sidelined by a thigh problem and striker Ryan Bird has a groin injury.
Bristol Rovers are waiting on three players ahead of the trip to Portsmouth.
Darrell Clarke hopes Michael Smith and Danny Woodards, the goalscorer in last weekend's 2-1 home defeat to Torquay, will be able to shake off minor injuries to line up against Pompey while striker Chris Beardsley is struggling with an on-going knee problem and is far less likely to feature.
Winger Fabian Broghammer could be named in a first-team squad for the first time this season after recovering from a serious knee injury. The German looked set to be on the bench against the Gulls until his knee flared up in the build up to kick-off.
The Pirates are just one point above the relegation zone and face a real fight to retain their Football League status.
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