Youthful Pompey head to Plymouth
Portsmouth boss Michael Appleton will be forced to pick from youth and development squad players when they travel to Plymouth in the Capital One Cup.
Any trialists that have featured for Pompey during pre-season are not allowed to feature as the club are currently unable to sign new players. Appleton will therefore call upon the remaining members of last season's youth side and the club's development players. Defender Adam Webster, 17, and academy graduate Ashley Harris are the only surviving members of Portsmouth's original firstt eam, and both are expected to feature in the inexperienced squad. Pompey fell foul of League Two Barnet last season in their first round-one defeat in a decade. That was the first time they failed to score in a League Cup match for eight games.