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Portsmouth: Brett Pitman to miss AFC Wimbledon clash

Portsmouth: Brett Pitman to miss AFC Wimbledon clash

Brett Pitman is set to miss Portsmouth’s match against AFC Wimbledon, as reported by the club’s official website.

This comes after the striker limped off with a groin strain during the second half of Pompey’s 0-0 draw against Gillingham last weekend.

Aside from that, there are no new injury concerns, with Craig MacGillivray and Ross McCrorie available having returned from international duty.

Having struggled to get into the side at the beginning of the season, Pitman has started all four of Pompey’s last games in the Carabao Cup and League One, scoring one goal in that time, as per WhoScored.

In total, across the two competitions and the EFL Trophy, he has started 5 games and come off the bench for another 6 this season, scoring 3 goals in that time.

Not being able to call upon Pitman will be a definite blow for Pompey, a point that is accentuated by the fact that there are only two sides who have scored less League One goals this season – Bolton Wanderers and Shrewsbury Town.

Jackett definitely could have done with having Pitman available for the game, considering the pressure he is under from many Pompey fans.

He will now need to hope that the other strikers at the club will be able to step up and ensure that no absence is felt during the game, as they look to get the win.

Will Kenny Jackett still be Portsmouth manager by the end of the season?

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Yes

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