A freak injury has sidelined Ronan Curtis from tonight’s clash with Walsall.
The Irishman has damaged a finger in a door, prompting a recall for Viv Solomon-Otabor on the left-hand wing.
That is one of three changes to the side which lost 2-1 at Charlton on Saturday.
Brett Pitman is recalled and handed the captaincy after replacing Gareth Evans in the Blues’ starting XI.
The final change is Omar Bogle, fit again following a hamstring problem, leading the line in place of Oli Hawkins.
Evans and Hawkins drop to a bench again missing out-of-favour loanee Lloyd Isgrove.
Pompey: MacGillivray, Thompson, Burgess, Clarke, Brown, Naylor, Close, Lowe, Pitman, Solomon-Otabor, Bogle.
Subs: Bass, Haunstrup, Evans, Hawkins, Vaughan, Donohue, Walkes.