Portsmouth v Plymouth preview
Last Updated: 31/08/18 12:12pm
Andre Green could make his Portsmouth debut when Sky Bet League One bottom side Plymouth visit Fratton Park.
The 20-year-old forward joined the south coast outfit on a season-long loan from Aston Villa on Tuesday, and is likely to go straight into Kenny Jackett's squad. Oliver Hawkins is expected to get the nod ahead of last season's top scorer Brett Pitman up front again, despite having not scored yet this term.
Conor Chaplin is likely to leave before Friday's loan deadline, with Barnsley and Coventry interested in his services, while Dion Donohue is still not match fit following a groin problem.
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Plymouth Derek Adams will serve the second game of his two-match touchline ban. Assistant Paul Wotton is set to deputise on the sideline after Adams was punished for clashing with Chris Powell during the Pilgrims' 1-1 draw at Southend.
Midfielder Stuart O'Keefe could make his first league start for the club against his former side after making his debut in the Carabao Cup defeat to Millwall on Wednesday. The likes of Joel Grant and Graham Carey are likely to be recalled to the starting XI from the side beaten at the New Den.
Portsmouth have only lost one of their last 10 meetings with Plymouth at Fratton Park in all competitions (W6 D3), 1-2 in April 2016.
Plymouth have failed to score in each of the last two matches against Portsmouth - they have never gone three successive games against them in all competitions without netting a single goal.
Portsmouth are the only League One side who haven't trailed for a single minute during the 2018-19 season.
Plymouth have lost seven points from winning positions in League One this season, more than any other side.
Portsmouth are unbeaten in their opening five league games in the third tier for the first time since 1982/83, when they were ultimately promoted to the second tier.