Pompey are without Brett Pitman and Lee Brown for their play-off semi-final clash with Sunderland.
The experienced pair have been ruled out of this evening’s clash through injury, with Anton Walkes and Gareth Evans deputising.
Pitman has been troubled by a hamstring issue, while Brown is absent through an Achilles problem.
Walkes will serve at left-back, with Brandon Haunstrup sidelined through an injury sustained in training during the build-up.
As for Evans, he will occupy the number 10 role - and also skipper the Blues at the Stadium of Light.
Pompey’s bench consists of rare outings for Louis Dennis, Andy Cannon and Adam May.
Pompey: MacGillivray, Walkes, Burgess, Clarke, Walkes, Naylor, Close, Lowe, Evans, Curtis, Hawkins.
Subs: Bass, Cannon, Morris, May, Dennis, Bogle, Solomon-Otabor.