Ross McCrorie and John Marquis to return - early Portsmouth team news ahead of Tranmere visit
Pompey welcome back Ross McCrorie and John Marquis for the visit of Tranmere Rovers to Fratton Park.
Both missed the midweek Carabao Cup win against Birmingham, with McCrorie serving a one-match ban following his dismissal against Shrewsbury.
Marquis was absent after his fiancée went into labour.
The duo face a battle to return to the starting line-up, though.
Ellis Harrison (2) and Ben Close both scored in the 3-0 win over Brum after being named on the bench at New Meadow last Saturday.
James Bolton is a doubt for the visit of last season’s League Two play-off final winners, after twisting his ankle in the opening-day defeat at the hands of the Shrews.
Bryn Morris (groin) and Ryan Williams (quad) remain on the sidelines.