New-look Pompey to tackle Pools
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Portsmouth will have a new-look team when they host fellow strugglers Hartlepool.
Since their last outing, a 2-0 defeat at Walsall on January 4, Brian Howard, Mustapha Dumbuya, Jon Harley, Lubomir Michalik, Lee Williamson, Luke Rodgers and loanees Paul Benson and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing have all left the club.
Caretaker boss Guy Whittingham has brought in replacements in the shape of defenders Sam Sodje, Shaun Cooper and Yassin Moutaouakil, midfielders Frankie Sutherland and Adam Reed and striker James Keene.
Whittingham has also recalled teenage left-back Dan Butler from a loan spell at Havant & Waterlooville, and he could be added to the squad.
Defenders Ricardo Rocha and Gabor Gyepes missed the Walsall trip with hamstring injuries but are now fit.