Portsmouth may recall Andy Griffin from his loan stint at Stoke to cover for a mounting injury crisis at Fratton Park.
Pompey chief Harry Redknapp is down to the bare bones at left back, with Dejan Stefanovic due to have a knee operation on Monday and Matthew Taylor also struggling.
Pompey travel to Liverpool in midweek and with Stefanovic sidelined and Taylor struggling, Griffin could be in line for a shock recall.
"I have not got a left back on the books. Dejan is having an operation tomorrow," Redknapp said after Sunday's defeat at Newcastle.
"I have got Andy Griffin on loan at Stoke - I might have to recall him now.
"We need to be at full strength for us to do okay. If we lose three or four, we are in real trouble."