Pompey failed in their bid to boost numbers on transfer deadline day.
The Blues ended a day of frustration with nothing to show for their efforts.
Following the departure of John Utaka to Montpellier at the weekend, there was renewed hope of some fresh faces arriving at Fratton Park.
However, efforts to capture the services of David Norris, Bradley Johnson, Tyrone Mears and Paul Konchesky all failed.
And the result is Pompey boss Steve Cotterill now faces up to the remainder of the season with the paper-thin squad which has been cruelly exposed over the past month.