Pompey will look to bounce back from their first league loss of the season when they host Fleetwood on Saturday (3pm kick-off).
Danny Cowley’s side have dropped down to fourth spot in the League One standings, although have two games in hand on all those above them.
Their opponents are sitting in 12th position and would likely accept a mid-table finish given what happened last season.
A dreadful end to the campaign meant they had to rely on Gillingham losing in order to survive on the final day.
Former Celtic midfielder Scott Brown was then handed his first managerial role over the summer and has enjoyed a solid start to life at Highbury Stadium.
There have already been wins over current table-toppers Plymouth and highly fancied Derby to please the faithful.
But the Cod Army have drawn six of their 11 league fixtures so far this term and only two clubs have managed to score a fewer number of goals (10).
Fleetwood three most recent visits to Fratton Park have also ended all square, including back in February, when they raced into a three-goal lead, only for Pompey to complete a remarkable fightback.
Joe Pigott (chest) and Tom Lowery (hamstring) are both in contention to return to the side, but Joe Rafferty (stomach), Jayden Reid (hamstring) and Louis Thompson (leg) all miss out.
With Carlos Mendes Gomes recently returning from a hamstring injury, Fleetwood are expected to have a fully fit squad to select from.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 7 wins
Fleetwood: 3 wins
At Fratton Park
Pompey: 2 wins
Fleetwood: 1 win
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Referee: James Oldham
Assistants: Garry Maskell and Alex James
Fourth Official: Aji Ajibola
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