Norwich v Portsmouth: Early Team News
Here's all the latest team news as Pompey prepare to travel to Norwich for this Saturday's FA Cup third round clash.
Ben CloseÂ is absent for the trip to Carrow Road.
The academy product picked up an ankle injury after coming on as a substitute inÂ Pompey's 2-1 win over AFC Wimbledon on New Year's Day.
He's expected to be sidelined for at least two weeks. Adam May could feature on the bench in his place.
Hamstring victims Lee Brown and Nathan ThompsonÂ remain confined to the treatment table.
Meanwhile, theÂ Norwich clash will beÂ Ben Thompson's final PompeyÂ appearance beforeÂ returning to Millwall.
Joe Mason is also back at Wolves having made just four appearances for the Blues during his loan spell.Â
Norwich are expected to make wholesale changes for the clash against Pompey.
Key players such asÂ Teemu Pukki andÂ Onel HernÃ¡ndez will likely be rested for the Premier League hopefuls.Â
Injuries haveÂ been biting for the Canaries in recent weeks.
Moritz Leitner has ankle ligament damage and is out for the month, while Emiliano Buendia also has an ankle problem
Moreover, Jamal Lewis (hamstring), MarcoÂ Stiepermann (thigh) andÂ Alexander Tettey (groin) are unavailable.Â
Nathan Thompson's brother, Louis, is still recovering from dislocatingÂ his shoulder in October, while Carlton Morris is yet to return from a long-term knee problem.Â
Kenny McLean could make his first appearance having been sidelined with an ankle complaintÂ since August.Â