Hawks boss Shaun Gale is pondering his attacking options ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup third-qualifying-round tie at Weston-super-Mare (3pm).
Former Pompey striker Vincent Pericard, who is on a short-term deal at West-leigh Park, must decide whether he is happy to be cup-tied.
And if he makes himself available, Gale is likely to hand him a first start in a reshuffled front-line.
Ollie Palmer or the fit-again Scott Jones would partner the ex-Fratton Park hitman, with Lee Peacock given the green light to drop back into midfield.
Gale explained: ‘Vincent hasn’t agreed to play in the Cup yet but if he does he will be in with a very good shout of starting.
‘He got a good 90 minutes in our midweek friendly against a Royal Navy side.
‘A player of his experience will give us a quality presence up front.
‘He is a big, strong lad and frightens the life out of defenders.
‘Last week against Bromley he held the ball up well when he came on and is an old fashioned centre-forward who brings others into the game.
‘If he plays, one possibility is moving Lee Peacock back to beef up our midfield.’
The Hawks crashed to a 3-1 defeat at Woodspring Park earlier this season.
A disappointing second-half display handed the league victory to Weston.
But Gale sees no reason why his side can’t reverse their form.
‘We are going there with a stronger squad this time,’ he said.
‘We will, however, have to show a big improvement. It is vital we go back to our performances at Boreham Wood and Dover where we defended properly for the whole 90 minutes.
‘That gives us a platform. What we can’t afford is any more kamikaze defending because the spells of madness are killing us.’
Centre-back Chris Holland is fit again, while full-back Jake Newton also returns after his World Cup duty with Guyana.
The only injury doubt is winger Craig Braham-Barrett, who missed the last game with a groin strain.
Hawks: Beazely, Newton, McDonald, Holland, Woodford, Barrett, Igoe, Ramsey, Peacock, Pericard, Palmer, Jones, Braham-Barrett, Ryan, Whyte, Pearce, Hinshelwood, Ashmore