Pompey will be searching for home comforts against Bristol Rovers this evening following a disappointing performance on the road at Scunthorpe.
A display more like the one shown against Fleetwood in the last Fratton fixture 10 days ago would certainly help.
Kenny Jackett’s side triumphed 4-1 that day to move into the top half of the table, but have since slipped down to 15th.
That is one place below tonight’s opponents, who go into the game on the back of Saturday’s home win over Blackpool.
Rovers have not enjoyed life on the road quite so much, however, losing three of their four away league matches.
August’s victory at Bury is the only time they have collected all three points away from the Memorial Stadium, although there have been cup successes at both Fulham and Wycombe.
Pompey have come out on top in each of their last four meetings with the Pirates – and three of those contests took place at Fratton Park.
Their most recent win was in the group stage of last season’s Checkatrade Trophy, courtesy of a late strike from Kal Naismith.
Milan Lalkovic (Achilles) and Jack Whatmough (knee) are both still sidelined for Pompey.
Meanwhile, Conor Chaplin (hamstring), Damien McCrory (knee) and Brett Pitman (knee) will all undergo late fitness tests.
Tom Lockyer is available for the visitors after completing a one-match ban, but James Clarke (leg), Daniel Leadbitter (thigh) and Stuart Sinclair (groin) are all injured.
HEAD TO HEAD
Pompey: 21 Wins
Bristol Rovers: 10 Wins
At Fratton Park
Pompey: 14 Wins
Bristol Rovers: 2 Wins
Supporters can secure their seat for this evening’s game online here or by visiting the Frogmore Road ticket office.
Home fans buying tickets tonight should visit the booths behind the Fratton End, with the ticket office open for enquiries and upgrades only.
Overseas subscribers can watch the match live by following the same instructions. They can select commentary by clicking on the settings icon at the bottom of the screen and choosing ‘home’.
ALSO IN LEAGUE ONE
Blackburn v Rotherham
Blackpool v Rochdale
Bradford v Fleetwood
Bury v Oxford
Doncaster v Shrewsbury
Gillingham v Scunthorpe
MK Dons v Northampton
Oldham v Peterborough
Southend v AFC Wimbledon
Walsall v Charlton
Wigan v Plymouth
LAST LEAGUE MEETING