Pompey have had their fair share of injury woes this term.
And Stephen Henderson is set to miss the rest of the season, having injured his thigh just a few days after securing a loan switch to Fratton Park.
But there has also been some encouraging news, with Jack Whatmough recently making his first appearance in five months following a serious knee problem.
He played the first half of Tuesday evening’s draw with Leicester for the reserves and Kenny Jackett is looking forward to seeing him back in senior action.
The Blues boss said: “I was delighted to see Jack get 45 minutes and also Brandon Haunstrup play for more than an hour.
"He will need at least another game before being considered for the first team, but he’s got a positive mindset."
“They’ll be decent additions to our squad because we have been a bit light defensively and so we need them.
“Both have worked hard and it’s been a particularly tough journey for Jack, so I’m sure everyone wishes him the best.
“He will need at least another game before being considered for the first team, but he’s got a positive mindset and we’ll give him every chance.
“It looks like Stephen will be out for the rest of the season and that’s a blow because we thought his experience could help a young squad. The injury is frustrating for him and also, obviously, for us.
“Luke McGee probably wouldn’t have expected to get another opportunity so quickly, but he’s a good keeper and has to keep progressing.”