Pompey return to League One action this evening when they make the long trip north to Blackpool (7pm kick-off).
Both sides enjoyed FA Cup victories at the weekend, with the Blues thrashing King’s Lynn and their next opponents easing past Harrogate.
But it is the battle for points that will top their list of priorities, with Kenny Jackett’s men trying to close the gap on the top two.
The Tangerines, meanwhile, are down in 15th position, but have enjoyed a decent run of form in recent weeks.
After winning just one of their opening seven league games, Neil Critchley’s men head into tonight’s contest with six successes from the past eight matches in all competitions.
One of those defeats was in their most recent third tier encounter, though – a 3-2 reverse at Doncaster seven days ago.
The Covid-19 pandemic ensured that the sides only met once last term, with Marcus Harness on target in a 1-1 draw at Bloomfield Road.
And the Blues won their two previous visits to Blackpool, with 3-2 and 2-1 triumphs in 2017 and 2018 respectively.
Michael Jacobs (knee) is the only player currently missing for Pompey and could be back in training next week.
Blackpool are expected to be without Matty Virtue (hamstring) and MJ Williams (elbow), but Luke Garbutt returned from a spell on the sidelines at the weekend.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 22 wins
Blackpool: 27 wins
At Bloomfield Road
Pompey: 7 wins
Blackpool: 16 wins
Referee: Joshua Smith
Assistants: Nik Barnard and Mark Dwyer
Fourth Official: Simon Mather
Supporters in the UK can watch the action live – with graphics, commentary and replays – by purchasing a match pass for £10.
Please note that subscribers based in the UK and Ireland will still need to purchase a match pass in order to watch the game live.
There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Wednesday.
ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
Games kick-off at 7pm unless stated
Crewe v Swindon
Lincoln v Wigan
Oxford v Ipswich
Sunderland v Burton
Northampton v Fleetwood (7.45pm)
Plymouth v Rochdale (7.45pm)
AFC Wimbledon v Peterborough (6pm)
Bristol Rovers v Gillingham
Hull v Doncaster
Shrewsbury v Accrington
Charlton v MK Dons (7.45pm)