Oli Hawkins returns to the Pompey starting line-up to face Rochdale at Spotland this afternoon.
He has recovered from a foot problem to replace the injured Sean Raggett alongside Christian Burgess in the heart of defence.
Skipper Tom Naylor’s enforced absence opens up a slot for Anton Walkes in midfield, while Gareth Evans makes way for Ellis Harrison.
Pompey: MacGillivray; Haunstrup, Hawkins, Burgess, Brown (c); Walkes, Close; Williams, Marquis, Curtis; Harrison
Subs: Bass, Bolton, Downing, Cannon, Evans, Harness, Pitman