Ellis Harrison returns but Ben Close injured for Portsmouth clash with Fleetwood



Posted Tuesday, March 10, 2020 by PA

Ellis Harrison returns but Ben Close injured for Portsmouth clash with Fleetwood

Midfielder Ben Close is set to miss Portsmouth’s Sky Bet League One game against Fleetwood.

Close suffered an ankle injury in Saturday’s defeat at Peterborough and Pompey manager Kenny Jackett does not expect him to recover in time.

Jackett will also be without Christian Burgess as he serves the second game of a two-match ban.

However, Ellis Harrison is available again after missing the Peterborough game to attend the birth of his first child.

Fleetwood striker Ched Evans will be hoping for a place in the starting XI at Fratton Park.

Evans came off the bench to score the winner against Ipswich last week, but again had to settle for a substitute appearance in Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Blackpool.

Kyle Dempsey could be missing again due to a stress fracture of the back that has kept him sidelined since January.

Jordan Rossiter is another long-term absentee having sustained a knee injury in November.

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