Pompey v Mansfield: Early team news

Suspended: Amine Linganzi
Suspended: Amine Linganzi
Lee Brown during an unsuccessful visit to Fratton Park in 2014. Picture: Joe Pepler

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Pompey have a clean bill of health heading into tomorrow’s League Two clash with Mansfield.

Midfielder Ben Close was substituted after taking a knock in Tuesday night’s 1-0 Checkatrade Trophy win but insisted after the game that the change had been pre-planned and he was fully fit.

It is in midfield, though, where the Blues are expected to welcome back Michael Doyle, following his one-game suspension for picking up five yellow cards.

Amine Linganzi misses out, however, serving his second game of a three-match ban for seeing red at Cambridge.