Taylor among the starters against Northampton
Andy Awford makes seven changes for tonight’s Johnstone’s Paint Trophy clash with Northampton.
Ryan Taylor leads the line, while Ricky Holmes returns wide on the left in a 4-3-3 formation.
Nigel Atangana starts in midfield, alongside academy graduates Nick Awford and Ben Close.
Johnny Ertl skippers the side in the centre of defence, with Dan Butler coming in at left-back.
Paul Jones, Alex Wynter, Joe Devera and Jed Wallace are the only players to survive from Saturday’s draw at York.
Pompey: Jones; Wynter, Devera, Ertl (c), Butler; Awford, Close, Atangana; Wallace, Holmes; Taylor
Subs: Poke, Webster, Shorey, Tarbuck, Barcham