Pompey have been refused special dispensation by the Football League to bring in another goalkeeper on loan.
Alex Cisak’s spell ended yesterday after Oldham invoked a 24-hour recall for him following the dismissal of their keeper Dean Bouzanis in midweek.
Guy Whittingham had hoped the Football League would grant Pompey permission to bring in a replacement shot-stopper outside the emergency loan window.
However, following a meeting this morning, league chiefs have turned down the Blues’ requests.
It leaves Simon Eastwood as the only keeper in their 19-man squad.