Gareth Evans returns to the Pompey team to face high-flying Shrewsbury at Fratton Park this afternoon.
He has recovered from a hamstring problem and takes the captain’s armband in Brett Pitman’s absence.
Kenny Jackett has made three changes from the side beaten at Rotherham last week, with Adam May and Oli Hawkins also starting.
Pitman, Sylvain Deslandes and Matty Kennedy all drop to the bench for the League One contest.
Pompey: McGee; Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Donohue; Close, May; Evans (c), Naismith, Lowe; Hawkins
Subs: Bass, Deslandes, Ronan, Bennett, Kennedy, Chaplin, Pitman