Portsmouth vs Salford preview: How to watch, kick-off time, team news, predicted lineups and ones to watch
 Tom Naylor of Portsmouth FC scores a goal to make it 2-0 and is joined in his celebrations by team-mate Marcuss Harness during the Sky Bet League One match between Portsmouth and Peterborough United at Fratton Park on December 05, 2020 in Portsmouth, England. (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)

Portsmouth and Salford City will face off in the EFL Trophy final for last season, a year after the fixture was meant to be played.

The match has been postponed for almost a year because of Covid-19 but will be played out on Saturday afternoon, a day before the final for this season's competition.

With Portsmouth winless in their last four and Salford winning only one of their last six, this is set up to be an interesting final.

Team news

Portsmouth could be without Andy Cannon after he picked up an injury to his hamstring in the defeat to Sunderland, whilst Callum Johnson is also unlikely to feature.

For Salford, their only absentees will be their five loanees as they are all cup-tied, those players being Robbie Gotts, Di'Shon Bernard, Paul Coutts, Tom James and George Boyd.

Predicted lineups


MacGillivray; Bolton, Whatmough, Raggett, Daniels, Harness, Naylor, White, Jacobs, Williams, Marquis.


Hladky; Clarke, Eastham, Turnbull, Hunter, Lowe, Threlkeld, Touray, Towell, Wilson, Henderson.

Ones to watch

Marcus Harness

The 25-year-old has been one of Pompey's key players this season, and with five goals and seven assists already this year, he has been one of the best players. His pace down the right-wing has been lethal at times this season.

Ian Henderson

At the age of 36, he is still going strong, being The Ammies top scorer so far this season, with eleven goals and five assists. The strikers' experience could be key on Saturday.

Previous meetings

These two sides have never met before, so they have no previous meetings.

How to watch

This match will kick off at 15:00 GMT on Saturday, March 13, and is available to watch on Sky Sports Football.