After their Kingsmeadow horror show Pompey return to the sanctuary of Fratton Park to face newly manager-less Scunthorpe. The Blues currently occupy 16th spot in League Two whilst the Irons are 12th, just four points better off.
Pompey face a striker injury crisis with David Connolly and the recently recovered Tom Craddock the only recognise strikers in full fitness.
Patrick Agyemang and Ryan Bird are struggling with injuries, and whilst the Jake Jervis FIFA clearance issue rumbles on, John Marquis has returned to parent club Millwall.
The Blues also have doubts over midfielders Romain Padovani and Therry Racon.
On loan West Ham defender is expected to slot straight into left back
Scunthorpe caretaker boss Russ Wilcox has a full squad to choose from, striker Reuben Noble-Lazarus is available after missing their midweek FA cup tie.
Pompey and the Iron have met 22 times in all competitions, with the South Coast side holding the slight advantage with 8 victories.
Scunthorpe have not won in their last 5 visits to Fratton Park, and you have to look back to 1964 for their last victory in Portsmouth.
Form (league only)
Pompey last five – D W D W L
Scunthorpe last five – W W L D L
Likely Pompey line up - Carson, Mouatakil, Bradley, N’Gala, Potts, Wallace, Ertl, Ferry, Barcham, Connolly, Craddock
Likely Scunthorpe line up – Slocombe, Dawson, Byrne, Collins, Waterfall, Canavan, Syers, McAllister, Winall, Burton, Noble-Lazarus