Football - Jervis blow for Pompey

Portsmouth are without Jake Jervis for the visit of Crawley after he returned to Birmingham.

PA Sport

The Blues have a plethora of injury problems and recalled the 21-year-old forward to boost numbers ahead of their trip to Barnsley.

Jervis should be replaced by Paul Benson in the starting line-up. The striker missed the goalless draw against Preston and was expected to return at the weekend but the match at Hartlepool was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

With Benson fit, caretaker boss Guy Whittingham has a fully-fit squad to choose from as Pompey look to end their run of 10 matches without a win.

The Fratton Park club are currently in the relegation zone and have a 10-point deduction looming.

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