PORTSMOUTH continued their preparations to face Oxford United in the Sky Bet League One play-offs with a warm-up game this afternoon.

They drew 1-1 at Brentford in what was their second friendly against external opposition.

Pompey lost 3-1 at Reading last weekend, while the U's had their first game cancelled following two positive coronavirus tests.

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Marcus Harness opened the scoring for the visitors at Griffin Park, but the Bees levelled from the penalty spot.

Back-up Pompey keeper Duncan Turnbull ended up between the sticks for the home side following an injury, making one save to deny Gareth Evans from close range.

Pompey host United in the first leg on Friday, July 3.