The Lowdown on...Portsmouth
FIND out how Portsmouth, our first home opponents in Sky Bet League 2, have been summering...
Last season: 16, League Two, 57 pts
Manager: Paul Cook
When we play them: home - Saturday, August 15; away - Saturday, April 16
Last season: home - W 3-0; away - L 2-1
Ins: Adam Barton (Coventry City); Kyle Bennett (Doncaster Rovers); Christian Burgess (Peterborough United); Michael Doyle (Sheffield United); Adam McGurk (Burton Albion); Kal Naismith (Accrington Stanley); Gary Roberts (Chesterfield); Enda Stevens (Aston Villa); Jayden Stockley (Bournemouth); Ben Tollitt (Skelmersdale United)
Outs: Patrick Agyemang; Andy Barcham (AFC Wimbledon); Dan Butler (Torquay United); Ben Chorley; Tom Craddock (Guiseley); Joe Devera; Danny East (Grimsby Town); Johannes Ertl; Wes Fogden (Yeovil Town); Ricky Holmes (Northampton Town); Michael Poke (Eastleigh); Nicky Shorey; Bradley Tarbuck; Ryan Taylor (Oxford United); Jed Wallace (Wolverhampton Wanderers); Craig Westcarr (Mansfield Town)
If they were an animal they would be... A tiger. Once roared with the big boys in the Premier League, however after nearly becoming extinct and really struggling for a period, Paul Cook looks like he will bring new life to Portsmouth. They could be deadly predators this term, with some added bite in the transfer window. The expectation is that they will earn their stripes back and seal promotion.