Portsmouth handed double fitness boost for FA Cup clash with Harrogate | OneFootball
Portsmouth handed double fitness boost for FA Cup clash with Harrogate
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Portsmouth’s attentions turn to Harrogate Town in the FA Cup this weekend as they look to take their improved league form into the second round of the competition.
Pompey have had patches of both good and bad form so far this season and they’ll be hoping that the rest of this season provides more of the former than the latter.
A cup run to go alongside a promotion surge in League One would represent a strong season for Pompey, though they ultimately want to actually achieve a place in the Championship for next year rather than just challenge yet again.
In a fitness boost for the club, meanwhile, both John Marquis and Lee Brown should be available for selection this weekend:
Portsmouth have a famous association with the FA Cup and so there is always an expectancy at the club that, no matter what division they are in, they treat the competition with respect and as one that they want to go far in.
A match against Harrogate will be a test as they are playing well in League Two but it is a match that Pompey will expect to win, especially with their own league form in mind right now.