Injuries play havoc with derby preperations
Portsmouth's problems, however, are well documented. Vincent Pericard, Svetislav Todorov, Nigel Quashie, Shaka Hislop and Amdy Faye are all injuried, Steve Stone, Arjan de Zeeuw and Patrik Berger are serving suspensions and Sebastian Schemmel somehow doesn't seem likely to be in the frame for a start.
The injury troubles mean that forgotten midfielders Carl Robinson, recently back from a loan spell at Rotherham, and Richard Hughes are back in the squad following over a year out and Robinson could start alongside Alexei Smertin in midfield.
Portsmouth squad: Srnicek, Wapennar; Foxe, Primus, Stefanovic, Zivkovic, Taylor, Schemmel; Robinson, O'Neil, Hughes, Smertin, Sherwood; Sheringham, Ayegbini, Burton, Roberts.