Portsmouth have confirmed that their postponed League One fixture against Southend United will be played on Tuesday 5th November, with a kick off time of 7:45pm.
The club chose to postpone the game when it was confirmed that three of their players – Craig MacGillivray, Ronan Curtis and Ross McCrorie – were to be called up for international duty.
MacGillivray is Portsmouth’s undisputed number 1, having played every minute of the seven games he has been available for this campaign across League One and the Carabao Cup, keeping three clean sheets and conceding seven goals, as per Transfermarkt.
Curtis has also played seven games for Pompey this game, playing an integral role for the side, as he scored in the 3-3 draw against Coventry City and assisted in the 3-0 Carabao Cup victory over Birmingham City.
Finally, McCrorie – who captained Scotland U21s to a 2-0 win over San Marino in their Euro qualifiers on Thursday – got off to a tough start when he was sent off against Shrewsbury Town, but has shown in his five Pompey appearances that he can be an effective player, assisting Marcus Harnesses’ goal in the victory against Queens Park Rangers.
These are three integral players for Pompey, so it is understandable that the club decided to postpone the game.
With the rescheduling seeing it played in November, Portsmouth will be hoping to be higher than their current position of 17th in the table by the time it comes around.
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