matt taylor jubler evertonDer er 14 dage til sæsonstart start XI er ved at være på plads.

Det begynder at spidse til, første kamp I League One er blot 14 dage forude, så mon ikke det er nu Kenny Jacketts start XI er ved at falde på plads, og de 11 der starter, det er nok et godt bud på idealopstillingen samt hvilken formation Pompey vil spille.

Dagens modstander er Swindon Town der spiller i League Two, de har en rutineret manager i Phil Brown der er 59 år. Brown er i sit 6.managerjob og han overtog tjansen i slutningen af forrige sæson og han har en trup der er tyndet ud i, ikke færre end 14 spillere er smuttet, blandt andet sidste sæsons topscorer Norris.

Ind er kommet 6 spillere så truppen er stadig bred.

Phil Brown har et par tidligere Pompeyspillere i truppen, med nu 36 årige Matt Taylor som den mest kendte. 6 mål lavede han i sidste sæson for Swindon, og i tiden hos Pompey hvor han var fra 2002-2008 der blev det til 23 scoringer, en del på frispark, men også to mål der regnes for nogle af de bedste Pompey har scoret. Se dem her og her.

Den anden kending er James Dunne, midtbanespilleren var hos Pompey fra 2014-16 og gik 36 kampe.

Pompey har ligeså hentet 6 spillere ind, med Anton Walkes som den seneste, men mon han dog vil spille.

Swindon Town manager Phil Brown
"I am looking for a little bit of sharper practice," he told swindontownfc.co.uk.

"People talk about good practice being important in the way that we train and the way we have organised the players - we want to see peices of that practice put into place.

"That could be passing drills, that could be the style of play, that could be set-pieces, it could be lots of things but the shape and the discipline we have been working on for the last four weeks we want that to come into play.

"I've always broke my six weeks into fitness, fitness and football and then football so the last two weeks of pre-season will be purely football emphasis, the style of play, the DNA of the team and how we are going to look.

"I would expect us to have our fair share of possession tomorrow and I would expect us to do a little bit better with it in the final-third tomorrow.

"It is the icing on the cake and it is the hard work at the back where we keep a clean sheet and then we're progressing into the middle-third, the final-third and working on the creativity."

As a pre-season test they are coming closer to us in terms of the division we are in - we played West Brom, they are a couple of divisions away and we played Benfica and they are a lot of divisions away from us," he added.

"Portsmouth know what second division football is, Kenny Jackett certainly does and he's a great experienced manager.

"They will be playing an English type of football, without being disrespectful to any nation, and it will be technical and tactical but it will be that little bit of war of attrition too.

"People will be sharpening their minds ready for August 4th and Kenny will be working on his team in exactly the same way as us.

"It will be a tough game from that perspective.

Pompey manager Kenny Jackett
We have three first team friendlies remaining – against Swindon, then behind-closed-doors at Brighton on Tuesday and then Utrecht at Fratton Park the following Saturday.

“I’m looking forward to all three games and we’ll be aiming to perform as well as possible in each of them.

“We’ll be giving all of our squad minutes on the pitch during that period as we build up to that Luton match.

“If we were going to Swindon in the early rounds of the cup then we know it would be a tough game – and this will be no different.

“Ben certainly won’t be fit for Saturday, but we do hope that he’ll be back in full training on Monday.

“It does look like Dion’s had glandular fever, which has left him very weak at times. He does some fitness work or training and then feels wiped out.

“That’s something that’s obviously been looked into, but it’s difficult for me to put a timescale on his recovery.”