Conor Chaplin returns to the Pompey side against Plymouth at Fratton Park this afternoon.
He replaces Curtis Main up front in one of three changes from the side beaten at Peterborough earlier in the week.
Brandon Haunstrup and Nathan Thompson fill the full-back roles, with Matty Kennedy dropping to the bench and Christian Burgess suspended.
Former Blues players Sonny Bradley, Toumani Diagouraga and Jake Jervis all start for the visitors, with Nadir Ciftci among the substitutes.
Pompey: McGee; Thompson, Hawkins, Clarke, Haunstrup; Close, Rose; Evans (c), Naismith, Lowe; Chaplin
Subs: Bass, Talbot, May, O’Keefe, Bennett, Kennedy, Main