The in-form midfielder is a surprise first-team omission by Danny Cowley for this afternoon’s League One encounter.
The Welshman takes his place among the substitutes, with Ryan Tunnicliffe handed a recall to instead partner Shaun Williams in Pompey’s midfield.
It is not immediately clear for the reasoning behind Morrell’s absence from the Blues’ starting XI following a string of impressive personal displays.
Regardless, it represents the sole change to the side who collected an encouraging 2-2 draw at Accrington last weekend.
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That means Reeco Hackett continuing in the team, with Miguel Azeez again on the bench.
There is once more no place in the 18-man squad for Norwich loanee Gassan Ahadme, while Paul Downing, Ellis Harrison and Clark Robertson are still injured.
Pompey: Bazunu, Romeo, Raggett, Ogilvie, Brown, Williams, Tunnicliffe, Harness, Hackett, Curtis, Marquis.
Subs: Bass, Freeman, Morrell, Thompson, Jacobs, Azeez, Hirst.
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