The Blues boss has made five changes to the side that lost 2-1 to Charlton on Monday night.
Out of Mahlon Romeo (injured), Clark Robertson, Shaun Williams (injured) Marcus Harness and Tyler Walker – and in come Kieran Freeman, Conor Ogilvie, Louis Thompson, Michael Jacobs and Ronan Curtis.
Jacobs’ long-over due start has been given the thumbs up but there’s plenty of other selections and issues that have already had Pompey fans talking on social media.
Here’s a selection of the topics being discussed...
@CowleysCows: Interesting to see how Freeman plays in his natural position.
Great to see Jacobs get a start & Ogilvie back in.
Don't think there can be too many complaints about the selection.
@AlexMain84: Hirst starting over Walker?
@dazza_nics: I don’t know why.. but I don’t mind that selection! Cue getting spanked 3-0!
@LewPeet: Freeman actually has a decent final ball so I hope we see that today.
Danny does make some odd decisions going forward, dropping Walker and Harness?
@reece_w99: Another injury nice! Good thing we signed plenty of cover in the January transfer window and don't have the smallest squad in the league!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
@MichaelConnor27: That might be the worst strike force I'll ever see.
@Martyrobbz: 5 changes but still Hirst up front.
@Dylanmc2007: Glad to see Jacobs starting.
But this line-up doesn't give me much confidence, one striker when we can't even score.
Don't think Danny knows his strongest team or strongest tactic.
@omridge: Tyler Walker already dropped. Great signing Pompey boardroom.
@Steven04649458: On paper that’s not a bad starting 11 & bench - just worried about injuries & lack of depth to the squad