Bird, Connolly, Whatmough and N'Gala all start
Richie Barker continues to ring the changes as Pompey start 2014 at Southend.
Jack Whatmough and Bondz N’Gala have been bought into the Blues defence, while there are also starts for David Connolly and Ryan Bird up front.
Patrick Agyemang, Johnny Ertl and Romain Padovani all dropped to the bench, while Danny East missed out with an ankle injury.
Pompey: Carson, Devera, N’Gala, Bradley, Whatmough, Painter, Racon, Wallace, Holmes, Connolly (c), Bird
Subs: Sullian, Maloney, Ertl, Awford, Padovani, Harris, Agyemang