Portsmouth v Argyle - Team News

KELVIN Mellor and Ben Purrington return to the Argyle side for this afternoon's crucial clash with Portsmouth at Fratton Park.

The full-back duo come into the side in place of the injured Gary Sawyer and Jordon Forster. Reuben Reid is on the Argyle bench having missed last weekend's game with a knock. Jordan Bentley and Louis Rooney also make the bench. 

Argyle: 23 Luke McCormick; 2 Kelvin Mellor, 5 Curtis Nelson (capt), 6 Peter Hartley, 16 Ben Purrington; 4 Carl McHugh, 32 Jordan Houghton, 20 Hiram Boateng, 10 Graham Carey, 14 Jake Jervis, 19 Jamille Matt. 
Substitutes: 9 Reuben Reid, 11 Gregg Wylde, 15 Tyler Harvey, 24 Louis Rooney, 26 Jordan Bentley, 27 Craig Tanner, 31 Vincent Dorel (gk).