Gareth Evans returns to the Pompey starting line-up at Walsall this afternoon.
He replaces Connor Ronan in midfielder in the only change from the side that beat Oxford on home soil last Sunday.
Oliver Hawkins and Stuart O’Keefe both take their place on the bench after recovering from injuries, with Adam May and Conor Chaplin dropping out of the 18.
Pompey: McGee; Walkes, Whatmough, Clarke, Donohue; Thompson; Lowe, Evans, Close, Naismith; Pitman (c)
Subs: Bass, Burgess, Haunstrup, O’Keefe, Ronan, Kennedy, Hawkins