Ever-present Jordan Clark is absent from Accrington’s side for the visit of Pompey.
The midfielder is serving a one-match ban after collecting his fifth yellow card of the season in the week.
It means an expected recall for Piero Mingoia to the right-hand side of midfield for his maiden league start of the season.
However, goalkeeper Connor Ripley is back following a three-match ban and will replace Jonathan Maxted.
Seamus Conneely (groin) and Harvey Rodgers (knee) remain on the sidelines.
Meanwhile, Kenny Jackett is forced to rejig his engine room from Pompey’s 2-2 draw with Burton on Tuesday.
Tom Naylor is serving a one-match suspension after picking up his fifth yellow card of the season against the Brewers.
Dion Donohue also limped out of the game with a hamstring injury and has been ruled out for 3-4 weeks.
Ben Thompson dropped into a deeper after Donohue was replaced by Gareth Evans, who played in the No10 position.
The Millwall loanee is likely to continue in a holding-midfield role, with Ben Close, Anton Walkes and Danny Rose all contending for a starting spot next to him.
Kenny Jackett also welcomes back Nathan Thompson, who missed the Burton game following the birth of his son.