Oliver Hawkins returns to the starting line-up for Pompey’s final game of 2017 against Northampton.
He replaces Conor Chaplin in one of three changes from the side that saw off AFC Wimbledon on Boxing Day.
There is also a switch wide on the left, where Jamal Lowe drops to the bench to make way for Matty Kennedy.
And with Brandon Haunstrup suffering a knock, Dion Donohue is handed a chance to impress at left-back.
Pompey: McGee; Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Donohue; Close, Rose; Evans, Pitman (c), Kennedy; Hawkins
Subs: Bass, Casey, May, Lowe, Bennett, Chaplin, Main