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Preview: Portsmouth v Fleetwood Town

25 February 2022

Match Previews

Preview: Portsmouth v Fleetwood Town

25 February 2022

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Fleetwood Town face Portsmouth on Saturday 26 February at Fratton Park in Sky Bet League One, and we have all you need to know ahead of the 3pm kick-off in our match preview.

Fixture: Portsmouth v Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 26 February 2022

Kick-off: 15:00

Venue: Fratton Park, Frogmore Road, Southsea, Portsmouth PO4 8RA

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The Cods head into the game against Portsmouth after an impromptu break due to the recent games against Lincoln City and Sheffield Wednesday being called off due to weather and stadium issues.

With Stephen Crainey’s side losing in their last away clash, they will be looking to bounce back from their defeat to Cheltenham Town at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium last time out, which ended 2-0 to the Robins.

Before that, Town managed to pick up points in the four games previous to that, after picking up draws – both home and away – against Plymouth Argyle, Cambridge United, Shrewsbury Town, and Milton Keynes Dons respectively.

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Pompey have had a set of mixed results over the last six games as they have won three and lost three in that time, and currently find themselves sat in mid-table in 11th place.

Saying that, Portsmouth have picked up maximum points in their last three games, which started with a 2-1 win over Burton at home with Sean Raggett and Michael Jacobs getting the goals on that day. Then, they beat Doncaster Rovers 4-0 after four different goal scorers helped them top that result.

In the most recent game, it was a dominant performance for Danny Cowley’s side against Shrewsbury Town at the Montgomery Waters Meadow, even after the home team took the lead 14 minutes in. Aiden O’Brien and Louis Thompson both grabbed goals on either side of the break to turn the tie on its head, ensuring the points would head back down south.



Fixture: Fleetwood Town 0-1 Portsmouth

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 7 August 2021

Venue: Highbury Stadium

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Fixture: Fleetwood Town 0-1 Portsmouth

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Saturday 16 January 2021

Venue: Highbury Stadium

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Fixture: Portsmouth 0-0 Fleetwood Town

Competition: Sky Bet League One

Date: Tuesday 15 December 2020

Venue: Fratton Park

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Fleetwood Town



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Head Coach Stephen Crainey spoke to the press ahead of his side’s Sky Bet League One clash against Portsmouth at Fratton Park on Saturday afternoon. Here is what he had to say in his interview:

“When you get a defeat in football, you want to get into the next game as quick as possible and, unfortunately, we’ve had to wait two weeks for that. The positive is we’ve had time to get a lot of detail into the group during training and we’ve prepared the best we can so we’re looking to go down there and put on a good show against Portsmouth.

“We know it’s going to be a tough game as they are a tough side, with a big budget as well, but we’re going to go there and be competitive, and will be looking to get all three points in the game. I’m looking forward to Saturday as the lads have got a lot of good energy to burn, we are hoping that turns into a positive result for us.

“They’re a good side and have quality players, but we feel like we can hurt them in certain areas at the same time. I’ve always said that there’s not much in League One and if you manage to turn up on the day, you’ve got half a chance in a game and that’s what we are going to be doing on Saturday.”

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