Brett Pitman ready for Portsmouth return

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Brett Pitman is fit for selection as Pompey return to League One action at Scunthorpe United on Saturday.

The striker, who missed the Blues' Checkatrade Trophy clash against Tottenham under-21s with a knee injury, has been back in full training this week.

Brett Pitman. Picture: Joe Pepler

Brett Pitman. Picture: Joe Pepler

Oli Hawkins has been Pompey boss Kenny Jackett's preferred option to lead the line this season but Pitman will be back available to push for a place at Glanford Park.

Meanwhile Wolves loanee Joe Mason is close to fitness but not quite ready for Saturday.

The striker has been suffering with a groin but is expected to have recovered when Pompey welcome Walsall to Fratton Park on Tuesday.

Jackett said: 'Brett Pitman is fine, he's been training all week and is fit and available.

'For Joe Mason the weekend will come a little bit too quick for him.

'My expectation is that he will be fit for Walsall.'

Pompey lead the way in League One while Scunthorpe are 17th.