Portsmouth injuries and suspensions: John Mousinho provides the latest on eight players ahead of Port Vale test: gallery

John Mousinho has been presented with a few fresh challenges this week.

News of Marlon Pack’s ankle ligament injury will have come as a blow – as will Regan Poole and Alex Robertson’s one-match suspensions for Port Vale’s visit to Fratton Park on Saturday.

It guarantees another reshuffling of the pack for the Pompey head coach, whose side remains top of the League One table with one quarter of the season already completed.

And with several other injury-plagued members of the Blues squad on familiar terms with the medical staff, there’s a need to delve deeper into his ranks for solutions.

Headway is being made, however, following positive news on Kusini Yengi and Connor Ogilvie emerging.

So here’s the injury latest, according to Mousinho, ahead of the Port Vale game – plus his take on the Poole and Robertson suspensions.