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MATCH POSTPONED 10am after pitch inspection
npower championship fixture
Kick off 3pm (GMT)
Fratton Park, Portsmouth
Pompey’s Championship match with Hull today has been postponed because of a frozen pitch.
Following a pitch inspection at Fratton Park at 10am this morning, the referee was concerned with a frozen part of the pitch near the South Stand and deemed a further inspection at 10.30am was pointless.
Temperatures again plummeted below freezing overnight, with Bournemouth’s home clash against Exeter one of the first to be called off yesterday.
Covers had been used on the Fratton Park pitch this week to protect it from frost and Pompey were confident the game would go ahead last night.
More than 14,000 tickets had been sold by yesterday afternoon for today’s match.
Match rescheduled to Tuesday March 27, 2012 7.45pm kick off.
Prior to match being POSTPONED.............
TEAM NEWS Portsmouth will continue to be without David Norris, who serves the third and final match of a suspension.
Defender Aaron Mokoena is a doubt with a hamstring injury, while Luke Varney's knee injury keeps him on the sidelines.
Hull welcome back midfielder Robbie Brady after he missed the midweek draw with Doncaster due to a head injury.
Seyi Olofinjana will look to be involved once more, after he made his first appearance in over a year against Rovers.
MATCH FACTS Head-to-head
• This is the 50th league meeting. Portsmouth lead by 18 wins to 13, with 18 of the previous 49 finishing level.
Use accessible player and disable flyout menus • Hull are chasing a third successive victory over Pompey, having failed to win any of the previous 10.
• It's 45 years since the Tigers last did the league double over their Hampshire opponents.
• Pompey have won four, drawn three and lost four of their 11 league games under Michael Appleton, and are vying for their second back-to-back victories in his tenure.
• The Hampshire club have picked up 24 of their 34 points at Fratton Park.
• Portsmouth have played fewer games than any other Championship club. This is only their 30th league and cup fixture of the season.
• Nick Barmby's sixth placed side are chasing a third win in four league games, and Hull's 800th victory in second level league football.
• Their last two wins were against Peterborough and Reading, and completed the double in both cases.
• The Tigers have kept three successive clean sheets in the league, and have not conceded more than a single goal in 10 league games.