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Portsmouth skipper Aaron Mokoena is back in the frame for the visit of Barnsley.

The South Africa international missed last weekend's 2-0 win over Doncaster because his work permit had expired but he has now received a new one.

Mokoena might not reclaim his usual central-defensive spot after Greg Halford and Ricardo Rocha guided Pompey to a first clean sheet in 11 matches in his absence.

However, he could step into the midfield as Aston Villa loanee Jonathan Hogg is suspended following his red card at the Keepmoat.

Winger David Cotterill will be added to the squad following his one-month emergency loan move from Swansea.

Striker Danny Webber is still out with a cruciate injury.

Barnsley's new loan signing Paul McShane is expected to go straight into the starting line-up.

The Republic of Ireland defender has this week been drafted in as a straight replacement for Tykes skipper Stephen Foster and will spend two months at Oakwell.

Foster will be sidelined for several weeks as he is struggling with a "leg muscle problem", which forced him out of Saturday's 1-1 draw with Ipswich.

Manager Mark Robins has no other new injury or suspension problems, but defender Jay McEveley still requires a few more weeks back in training following a knee injury before being considered for a return to first-team action.

Another long-term absentee, defender Luke Potter, has recently undergone knee surgery and is not expected to play again this season.

Portsmouth news to follow...

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