Holmes also starts at Victoria Park
Ryan Bird returns to the Pompey side at Hartlepool this afternoon.
He will play up front by himself, with Ricky Holmes wide on the right in a 4-2-3-1 formation.
They are the only changes from the side that lost at home to Southend during the week.
David Connolly drops to the bench, while Tom Craddock misses out altogether after picking up a knock.
Pompey: Carson; Devera, Whatmough, Bradley, Potts; Ertl (c), Cooper; Wallace, Holmes, Barcham; Bird
Subs: Sullivan, N’Gala, Painter, East, Padovani, Maloney, Connolly