Pompey v Hartlepool: Early team news

Pompey defender Jack Whatmough Picture: Joe Pepler
Pompey defender Jack Whatmough Picture: Joe Pepler
Jamal Lowe celebrates his goal against Scunthorpe. Picture: Joe Pepler

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Pompey have no fresh injury worries head of the visit of Hartlepool.

Paul Cook has the option of retaining the side which encouragingly won at Grimsby last weekend.

The in-form Kal Naismith is pushing for a start having once again shone after appearing from the bench.

However, with the busy Christmas period approaching, his opportunity may come in another fixture.

Jack Whatmough has this week returned to training following injury, yet it is too soon for consideration.

Curtis Main remains sidelined through injury.