Kal Naismith returns to Pompey’s league side at Blackpool this afternoon.
Gareth Evans and Danny Rose are also included, as Kenny Jackett makes four changes from the side that exited the FA Cup at Luton the previous week.
Kyle Bennett also comes in, with Nathan Thompson and Stuart O’Keefe suspended, Matty Kennedy dropping to the bench and Brandon Haunstrup missing out.
Pompey: McGee; Evans, Hawkins, Burgess, Clarke; Close, Rose; Lowe, Naismith, Bennett; Pitman (c)
Subs: Bass, Talbot, Donohue, May, Kennedy, Chaplin, Main