League Two

September 14, 2013

Full-time

Burton Albion

1 - 2

Portsmouth

League Two

14:00 +00:00, September 14, 2013

Pirelli Stadium, England

Referee: D Whitestone

Sharps banned for Brewers

Team Stat Comparison

Burton Albion Portsmouth
Matches Played 43 43
Table Position 5 14
Points 71 54
Goal Difference 8 -11
Goals for * 1.2 1.2
Goals against * 0.9 1.8
Last 5 W-L-W-D-W W-W-W-W-L
Last 5 home W-W-W-D-W W-W-L-D-D
Last 5 away L-D-L-D-W W-W-L-L-D
*  Goals per match - home matches for home club and away matches for away club
Stats: Burton Albion | Portsmouth

Competition Stats

Burton Albion Portsmouth
Goals Billy Kee 12 Jed Wallace 7
Assists Jimmy Phillips 4 Ricky Holmes 8
Yellows Alexander MacDonald 8 Bondz Ngala 8
Reds Ian Sharps 1 Johannes Ertl 1
Squads: Burton Albion | Portsmouth

Next Matches

Burton Albion Portsmouth
4/21 A: Newport County 4/21 A: Northampton Town
4/27 H: Chesterfield 4/26 A: Bury
5/3 A: Southend United 5/3 H: Plymouth Argyle

Burton will be without the suspended Ian Sharps when Portsmouth visit the Pirelli Stadium.

Sharps was sent off following an incident involving former Pompey striker Dave Kitson as Albion lost 2-0 at home to Oxford last weekend and he must serve a three-match ban.

With Zander Diamond only just returning from a foot injury - he got his first action of the season under his belt in a behind-closed-doors friendly on Monday afternoon - there is a strong possibility that summer signing Phil Edwards will start his first game at centre-half since joining the club.

Midfielder Alex McDonald and striker Billy Kee continue to nurse calf and thigh problems respectively.

Portsmouth will check on Tom Craddock.

The summer signing from Oxford was expected to be out for around a fortnight with the knee injury he suffered in training late last week, but he has responded well to treatment and should travel with the squad.

Fellow striker David Connolly misses out again, however, as he completes a three-match ban for his red card against Chesterfield last month.

Defender Marcos Painter is fit after three weeks out with a hamstring injury and should start at left-back.