Meanwhile, six of the seven who occupied the bench that day against Accrington have also departed.
That’s 11 players in total who had hopes of taking the Blues to the play-offs that match-day before ultimately failing saying goodbye to Fratton Park in the near seven weeks that have proceeded.
So how would Danny Cowley’s men look if they were asked to fulfil a fixture today under current circumstances?
We’ll, here’s one predicted 4-4-2 starting XI we’ve come up with.
Some might disagree – but when the numbers are so low, it would be hard to come up with alternatives...
1. Goalkeeper - Alex Bass
Alex Bass is the automatic choice to start in goal - for the simple matter that he's the only recognised keeper at Fratton Park as things stand. Saying that, he's highly-rated by Danny Cowley and that is probably one of the main reasons why Craig MacGillivray has been allowed to leave. Competition for the goalkeeping spot will arrive in due course, but 23-year-old Bass will be the one any new incumbents will have to dislodge.
2. Right-back - Haji Mnoga
Like Bass, the 19-year-old has yet to feature under the Cowleys since their March arrival. But he too has something about him that they like - hence the full-back being the only out-of-contract player to agree terms on a new deal. He's likely to head out on loan next season in a bid to gain much-needed experience. But for now, he's needed to play right-back, with fellow defender Callum Johnson required to fill in elsewhere until reinforcements are brought in.
3. Centre-back - Sean Raggett
Raggett was an unused substitute for the final game of the season against Accrington, after being replaced by Paul Downing in the starting XI. That would have proven difficult to take given his 52 appearances in all competitions last term. And it casts doubts over his long-term Fratton Park future. But until Cowley decides what to do with the defender or opts to mould him into the centre-back he wants, the former Norwich man starts alongside Downing in our team - not behind him!
4. Centre-back - Paul Downing
The defender featured three times for Danny Cowley in the league at the tail end of last season, starting two of them. The last time he began a League One game was against Burton in September 2019 - proving the new head coach had more faith in the 29-year-old than his predecessor. That doesn't mean that his future at Fratton suddenly looks rosy. In fact, it remains up in the air. And with Pompey currently in short supply of centre-backs, he makes our current starting XI.