Blackpool v Portsmouth preview
Last Updated: 10/08/18 5:40pm
Managerless Blackpool host Portsmouth with fitness concerns over two players.
Jimmy Ryan (knee) and Ryan McLaughlin (hamstring) are both doubts for interim boss Terry McPhillips. Gary Bowyer stunned the Tangerines on Monday when he quit one game into the season.
Donervon Daniels rejoined the club on a free on Thursday but the game may come too soon.
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Portsmouth look set to be without Nathan Thompson who has a knee problem. Pompey manager Kenny Jackett has no other injury issues and may introduce a new signing.
Winger David Wheeler joined on loan from QPR this week and could make his debut. Portsmouth started the season with a 1-0 win against Luton, while Blackpool drew 0-0 with Wycombe.
Blackpool have won two of the last four league meetings with Portsmouth (L2), as many victories as in their previous 13 such matches (D6 L5).
Portsmouth have won on two of their last four league visits to Bloomfield Road (D1 L1), this after recording two wins from the previous 23 league trips between 1938 and 1975.
Blackpool have lost just one of their last 11 home league games, winning four and drawing six.
Portsmouth are winless in four away league games (D2 L2) since a 1-0 victory at Walsall in March.
Portsmouth haven't won both of their opening two games to a Football League season in the third tier or higher since 1988-89, when they were in the second division.