Due to a groin injury, the defender was replaced in the 68th minute of Tuesday night’s 3-2 triumph at Barnsley.

He sat out training on Thursday as the Blues began preparing for the Imps’ visit to Fratton Park.
A fitness test for the 27-year-old has been planned for Friday to establish his availability, but Jack Sparkes has been placed on standby to start at left-back if the verdict is negative.
If that is the case, Ogilvie will be unavailable for selection in the league for only the second time this season when Lincoln visits.

His absence will be felt heavily, as the former Gillingham defender has played a major role in a defensive unit that has conceded only five League One goals this season, second only to Exeter (4).


That fact is not lost on John Mousinho, who believes Ogilvie will make himself available as soon as possible.
‘Connor is dealing with his groin,’ Pompey’s head coach told The News. ‘He’ll be up and down for the weekend.’We left it off today to see how it would settle, but it’s still a little uncomfortable, so we’ll give him a fitness test tomorrow and see how he looks.


‘He’s been such an important part of everything we’ve accomplished since I joined the football club.

Connor Ogilvie scored in Pompey's 3-2 win at Barnsley on Tuesday night - but a groin strain prevented him from finishing the game

‘He missed just one game towards the end of last year and didn’t play at home against Morecambe, but other from that he’s been absolutely immaculate in terms of his ability to come in and play games.’So, yeah, Connor is really strong, and I’m confident he’ll return as soon as he can.’

While Ogilvie’s fitness is being questioned, fellow defender Sean Raggett is scheduled to return to the team for Mark Kennedy’s visit.


Due to a foot ailment, the 30-year-old did not play in the midweek triumph at Oakwell. The centre-back, on the other hand, is back to full fitness and ready to compete for a place in Mousinho’s starting XI.


‘Raggs should be just fine. Raggs trained today, so he’s fine,’ Mousinho added.
‘That was one that simply needed to calm down. He was hit on the bottom of his foot.

‘He was eager to dope up and go out there (against Barnsley), but we knew we couldn’t rely on him for more than 10-15 minutes.’



‘At that point, a player is not really fit if you want him to play, so I believed it was the appropriate option, given that he trained today and is available for the weekend.’

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