Pompey will look to end the Easter weekend on a high by seeing off Morecambe at Fratton Park on Monday (3pm kick-off).
A draw at MK Dons on Good Friday means that John Mousinho’s men have a five-point gap to the play-offs.
Their opponents are desperate for points for a different reason, as they to try avoid dropping into the fourth tier.
Derek Adams guided the club into League One in 2021, then returned from a brief stint in charge of Bradford to keep them up last term.
But the Shrimps have it all to do this term and are currently precariously placed in 23rd position – five points adrift of safety and with a poor goal difference.
They squandered an early lead to lose 3-1 against table-topping Plymouth at the Mazuma Stadium on Friday, conceding twice in the closing stages.
And Morecambe’s last match on the road resulted in a 5-0 thumping at the hands of high-flying Barnsley.
It finished 1-1 when the sides met in Lancashire back in November, while last season’s Fratton contest saw Marcus Harness and Connor Ogilvie score in a 2-0 success for the Blues.
Ronan Curtis (knee), Jayden Reid (knee) and Zak Swanson (groin) are the only Pompey players currently in the treatment room.
But Wales international Joe Morrell is suspended following his controversial red card at Stadium MK on Good Friday.
Full-back Max Melbourne (hamstring) and midfielder Jake Taylor (calf) are both expected to be missing for Morecambe.
VIEW FROM THE DRESSING ROOM
Read the thoughts of Blues boss John Mousinho ahead of the game.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 3 wins
Morecambe: 2 wins
At Fratton Park
Pompey: 3 wins
Morecambe: 0 wins
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Referee: Ollie Yates
Assistants: Michael George and Daniel Bonneywell
Fourth Official: Kevin Howick
Domestic iFollow subscribers can enjoy audio commentary from Andrew Moon and Guy Whittingham as usual, but will need to purchase a match pass if they want to watch the game.
There will be post-match reaction on the website and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow on Tuesday.
ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
All games kick-off at 3pm
Barnsley v Shrewsbury
Bolton v Cambridge
Charlton v Burton
Cheltenham v Ipswich
Derby v MK Dons
Fleetwood v Bristol Rovers
Peterborough v Exeter
Plymouth v Lincoln
Port Vale v Oxford
Sheffield Wednesday v Accrington
Wycombe v Forest Green
LAST FRATTON MEETING