Pompey head to Meadow Lane on the back of two home defeats, to face third placed Notts County. Michael Appleton will come up against Keith Curle looking for three points to kick start Pompey’s stuttering league one campaign.
Pompey are likely to again be without Kevin Long as the defender continues to be absent with a back injury. Gabor Gyepes and Lubomir Michalik are both expected to play in central defence after impressing against Swindon.
Pompey may look to recall former County striker Luke Rodgers after the striker was dropped to the bench to accomodate a 4-2-3-1 formation in the defeat to Swindon.
County will be without Andre Boucard after his suspension for a red card was upheld.
Left back Alan Sheehan is expected to be available for selection after a hamstring injury kept him sidelined.
Pompey are likely to be facing former Southampton stopper Bartosz Bialkowski who made the move from St Mary’s during the summer, no doubt the travelling faithfull will give the Polish keeper a torrid afternoon.
Pompey and County have met 23 times in all competitions, with Pompey holding the upper hand having collected 9 victories.
The Blues did the league double over County in 1994 and have won two of their last three visits to Meadow Lane.
Notts County sit third place in the league one table with 14 points from seven games, while Pompey sit 19th on 5 points.
Pompey last five (League only) : L L W L L
Notts County last five : L W W D D
Likely Pompey line up: Andersen; Dumbuya, Harley, Gyepes, Michalik; Williamson, Howard, Russell, Obita; McLeod, Rodgers
Likely Notts County line up: Bialkowski; Kelly, Leacock, Liddle, Regan; Bishop, Judge, Labadie, Campbell-Ryce; Zoko, Arquin