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8 November 2016

Take a look at the potential threats in the ranks of tonight's opponents in the Checkatrade Trophy, Portsmouth F.C.

Milan Lalkovic

A versatile attacking player, Lalkovic joined Portsmouth in summer and has made the majority of his appearances this season off the bench.

Starting his youth career at Chelsea, the Serbian playmaker experienced several loan spells both in England and abroad before signing for Barnsley at the start of 2015.

His stay Oakwell didn't last long and in the summer of 2015 Lalkovic made the switch to Walsall, where he manufactured a useful goal return of seven goals in just over thirty appearances. 

The forward has been on target for Portsmouth just once so far this campaign, scoring in Pompey's 5-1 demolition of Barnet at the end of September.

Lalkovic played in Portsmouth's 2-2 draw against Reading U21's in their last outing in the competition.

Kyle Bennett 

The twenty-six-year-old winger has plenty of experience of the Football League and has been a prominent feature for Portsmouth so far this season.

After starting his career as a trainee at Wolves, it was a move to Doncaster that ignited his career, as the winger bagged fifteen goals in over one-hundred appearances for the Yorkshire outfit.

Bennett arrived at Fratton Park in May 2015 and has since made over fifty appearances for Portsmouth and has taken part in both of Pompey's Checkatrade Trophy fixtures this season. 

Michael Smith

The forward started his career at Darlington, before being spotted by Charlton Athletic. 

During his time at Charlton, Smith experienced a number of loan moves, the most notable being his nine appearances for Newport County, where he netted four goals in his short time with the South-Wales club.

At the start of 2014, the striker joined Swindon Town and went on to score twenty-one goals in just over sixty appearances and after a loan spell at Fratton Park, Smith signed for Pompey in the summer.

The forward netted a hat-trick in Pompey's 4-3 defeat to Yeovil in their opening Checkatrade Trophy tie. 

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