Conor Chaplin returns to the Pompey side to face Northampton this evening.
He replaces the injured Oliver Hawkins in the only change from the side that won at AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.
Stuart O’Keefe has recovered from an arm problem to take his place in the Blues midfield.
Pompey: McGee; Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, McCrory; May, O’Keefe; Lowe, Pitman (c), Kennedy; Chaplin
Subs: Bass, Talbot, Close, Donohue, Bennett, Naismith, Main