Hartlepool v Pompey team news: Jones out for season

Pompey keeper Paul Jones
Pompey keeper Paul Jones

Brian Murphy is Pompey’s only fit goalkeeper ahead of the visit to Hartlepool.

Paul Jones has been ruled out for the remainder of the campaign with the thigh tear sustained at AFC Wimbledon.

Alex Bass (knee) is also missing, while Ryan Fulton is at Liverpool receiving treatment for his thigh problem.

However, Conor Chaplin (groin) and Jack Whatmough (back) have recovered to put themselves in the frame.

But Marc McNulty (hamstring) and Adam Webster (ankle) are definitely out, while Kyle Bennett and Matt Clarke remain doubts.