Injury update: Pompey skipper set to return for Oldham trip

Brett Pitman celebrates after scoring for Pompey in their game at Rochdale. Picture: Photo by Daniel Chesterton/

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Brett Pitman is expected to return for Pompey's visit to Oldham on Saturday.

The Blues captain has missed his side's past three games, after picking up a hamstring injury in the 3-1 loss at Southend last month.

Brett Pitman. Picture: Joe Pepler

Brett Pitman. Picture: Joe Pepler

However, Kenny Jackett believes Pitman will be available for the trip to the Latics.

The Pompey boss said: 'We're hopeful for Pitman for the weekend.

'We would never take a chance with a hamstring injury, but he is due and set to do a good amount of training this week.

'I think he will be okay.'

Gareth Evans also limped off in the Roots Hall defeat with a hamstring problem and has been absent since.

The winger will again be sidelined for the clash at Oldham - but has been earmarked to return against Oxford United at Fratton Park on March 25.

Jackett added: 'Gareth Evans is probably the week after - we will see.'