6th April 2017

The midfielder was sidelined by an ankle injury – which needed stitches – sustained in training a couple of days before Town’s defeat to Carlisle United last week.

But manager Darren Way confirmed the former Hartlepool United man is looking good for the match at Fratton Park.

Way is yet to deem whether Otis Khan (ankle) is fit enough to make a return to action but revealed Nathan Smith and a couple of others could be back.

“We’ve got one or two others back so there will be a big scrap for the bench,” he told YTFC.net.

“That’s good to have because we’ve been low on numbers and we’ve had to rely on one or two quite heavily over the last few weeks.”

He added: “Nathan Smith has done really well and Mike (Micciche) has worked hard with him.

“We were a little bit unfortunate not to have him on the bench last week but hopefully he’ll play a part.”

Alex Lawless (hamstring) is Yeovil’s only major doubt for the trip to the south coast while Darren Ward (knee) has already been ruled out for the rest of the campaign.

Ben Whitfield is out due to suspension.