Last Updated: Mon, 07 Oct 2013 14:06
Simon Ferry and David Connolly are set to miss Portsmouth's trip to Oxford in the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
Midfielder Ferry has yet to fully recover from a hamstring injury and striker Connolly missed Saturday's 3-0 win over Rochdale with a calf problem.
But Danny East hopes to shake off the knock which kept him out at the weekend and fellow defender Yassin Moutaouakil returns after a three-match ban.
Midfielder Gavin Mahon, who joined Pompey last week, is pushing to make his debut having been on the bench against Dale, while striker Ashley Harris is back from a loan spell at Havant & Waterlooville.
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