Last Updated: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 10:50
Portsmouth will be without Mustapha Dumbuya for the visit of Crewe.
The full-back misses out as he is on international duty with Sierra Leone.
But Pompey are hopeful centre-half Lubomir Michalik will be available for the clash despite being on standby for Slovakia.
Fellow defenders Josh Thompson (ankle) and Alex Grant (knee) are still injured along with midfielder Darel Russell (hamstring), but Luke Rodgers is back in contention after a spell on the sidelines.
The striker had been out for three weeks with a thigh injury but returned as a late substitute as Pompey crashed out of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy 3-1 at home to Wycombe on Tuesday night.
Mikkel Andersen should return in goal after Simon Eastwood got a run-out in midweek.
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