Gareth Evans returns to the Pompey side at Doncaster this evening.
He skippers the side, with Jamal Lowe – who travelled up late after his fiancée gave birth to a baby girl – dropping to the bench.
That is the only change from the starting 11 that convincingly won at home to MK Dons at the weekend.
But Conor Chaplin has recovered from a hamstring problem to take his place on the bench.
Pompey: McGee; Thompson, Clarke, Burgess, Donohue; O’Keefe, Close; Evans (c), Bennett, Kennedy; Hawkins
Subs: Bass, Haunstrup, Oxlade-Chamberlain, Rose, Lowe, Naismith, Chaplin