Team news for Checkatrade Trophy gamePaul Cook has rung the changes for this evening's Checkatrade Trophy encounter against Bristol Rovers.
Adam Buxton, Ben Close and Milan Lalkovic are the only survivors from Saturday's FA Cup exit to Wycombe.
Academy graduate Close is handed the captain's armband in the absence of regular skipper Michael Doyle.
Amine Linganzi is able to feature as his suspension does not cover games in this competition.
Pompey: O'Brien; Talbot, T.Davies, Whatmough, Buxton; Linganzi, Close (c); Naismith, Bennett, Lalkovic; Smith
Subs: Hall, Clarke, Hyam, Rose, Evans, Hunt, Chaplin