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Portsmouth boss Paul Cook has fitness worries over a number of players ahead of the first leg of their League Two play-off semi-final against Plymouth.

Defender Adam Webster is set to miss the game, while full-back Kieron Freeman is suspended for three matches.

The Pilgrims should have Carl McHugh back from a hamstring problem, but striker Reuben Reid is an injury doubt.

Forwards Tyler Harvey and Louis Rooney are likely to be on the bench despite scoring two goals each on Saturday.

Derek Adams made seven changes for Plymouth's 5-0 win over Hartlepool in their last game of the regular season, and the likes of Luke McCormick, Graham Carey and Jamille Matt are all likely to be recalled.

Portsmouth pair Kyle Bennett and Marc McNulty are expected to recover from ankle and hamstring injuries in time for the first leg at Fratton Park.

MATCH STATS

The two sides have met 50 times in League matches with Plymouth edging ahead with 20 victories following their win at Fratton Park in April (D9 L20)
Each of the last three league clashes have ended 2-1, with Portsmouth claiming victory on two occasions

Plymouth have taken part in three play-offs, failing at the semi-final stage twice (1994 and 2015) but going on to win the fourth tier play-off final in 1996

This is the second time Pompey have secured a play-off berth, with the south coast side exiting in their first ever semi-final against Leicester in 1993

Most likely outcome is a draw,  currently 12/5 with Skybet.

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