TEAM NEWS: Vassell and Spearing return for Seasiders

Kyle Vassell replaces Armand Gnanduillet in attack
Kyle Vassell replaces Armand Gnanduillet in attack

Blackpool have made two changes to their side for this afternoon's trip to Portsmouth.

After a short spell on the bench, Jay Spearing comes back into the side in place of Sean Longstaff who hasn't travelled with the squad.

Jay Spearing returns to partner Jimmy Ryan in midfield

Jay Spearing returns to partner Jimmy Ryan in midfield

Kyle Vassell, who has missed the last two, replaces Armand Gnanduillet in attack.

Blackpool are unchanged elsewhere, meaning Kelvin Mellor keeps his place on the right-hand side of the midfield with Viv Solomon-Otabor on the left.

Ollie Turton continues at right back while Colin Daniel remains on the left.

Blackpool come into the game unbeaten in their last four, having picked up four points from their two fixtures against Wigan Athletic and Peterborough United last week.

Those two results saw Gary Bowyer's men stretch the gap to the bottom four to three points.

Pompey, meanwhile, name the same team that beat Fleetwood Town 2-1 at Highbury on Tuesday night.

Kenny Jackett's men sit in ninth place in League One, two points off the play-offs.

They ran out 3-2 winners at Bloomfield Road in the reverse fixture back in November.

Portsmouth: McGee, Walkes, Burgess, Clarke, Donohue, Lowe, Close, May, Kennedy, Hawkins, Chaplin

Subs: Bass, Whatmough, Haunstrup, Deslandes, Smith, Ronan, Naismith

Blackpool: Lumley, Turton, Tilt, Robertson, Daniel, Mellor, Ryan, Spearing, Solomon-Otabor, Delfouneso, Vassell

Subs: Mafoumni, Taylor, Aimson, D'Almeida, Philliskirk, Agyei, Gnanduillet

Referee: Gavin Ward