Pompey welcome Brandon Haunstrup back into their match-day squad for today's clash at Southend.
The academy product, 21, has been out injured since the Blues' Boxing Day victory over AFC Wimbledon with a knee problem.
However, winger Matty Kennedy hasn't travelled to Roots Hall to face the Shrimpers.
Kenny Jackett has named an unchanged line-up from Tuesday's 2-1 loss to Blackburn.
Conor Chaplin is bidding for a third goal in as many games and continues in attack alongside Brett Pitman.
Pompey: McGee; Walkes, Burgess, Clarke, Donohue; Evans, Thompson, Close, Lowe; Pitman, Chaplin