John Marquis is suspended for the next three games after his sending off at Shrewsbury last weekend. Pompey’s appeal of the red card failed.
Meanwhile, Ellis Harrison is out for the rest of the season and Jordy Hiwula’s third-tier campaign also looks over.
Danny Cowley, therefor, must come up with the solution to deliver the Blues three points.
Options to spearhead the attack include Ronan Curtis, Ryan Williams, Marcus Harness and teenager Alfie Stanley.
Here’s how we expect Pompey to line-up against the Dale and who’s likely to be on the bench at Fratton Park...