No fitness problems for Pompey
Portsmouth have no new injury worries for the visit of Colchester.
But caretaker boss Guy Whittingham only has a 17-man squad to choose from as they attempt to end a run of six straight defeats.
Defender Sam Sodje is still waiting to make his debut following his recent move to Fratton Park.
Captain Johnny Ertl moved from defence into midfield for Tuesday's 2-0 defeat by Notts County in the wake of Darel Russell's departure and should keep his place.
Former Crystal Palace midfielder Alassane N'Diaye has been training with Pompey but as yet there is no deal in place to sign him.
Liam Walker is the only player remaining from the side which drew 2-2 at Colchester back in August.M