QPR Up Next

Portsmouth have been drawn at home to Queens Park Rangers in the fourth round of the F.A. Cup.

Steve McClaren's men are currently ninth in the Championship but this is a tie that Kenny Jackett will be quietly confident of winning. Whilst it was disappointing to miss out on United, Arsenal and Tottenham who were three of the last five balls in the pot during the draw, this fixture at least gives Pompey a taste of what will hopefully be a regular occurance next season.

The tie will be played any time between the 25th and 28th of January and whilst everyone will be expecting and hoping for a traditional Saturday 3pm kick-off, who knows what the barmy idiots at the F.A. are thinking?

The last time the two sides met at Fratton Park, Rangers drew courtesy of a controversial late penalty scored by Tommy Smith, who was on loan from Pompey at the time.

Early team news is that loanee David Wheeler won't be able to play against his parent club but also couldn't feature against the Blues if his loan spell ended early as he came on as a stoppage time substitute on Saturday.