According to The News:
The wintery weather has meant the Fratton Park pitch is rock hard, forcing Pompey to bring in 12 giant blowers from Bristol in a bid to thaw out the pitch.I know we are struggling for form at present and have the off field distractions of Hughes's future and transfer speculation to contend with, but if anything, Portsmouth are in a far worse position than ourselves and it could be an ideal fixture to kick start a decent run in January.
The freezing temperatures have seen a flood of matches called-off across the country this week, with pitches ruled unplayable.
But the Blues hope Saturday's crucial game will be able to go ahead as planned.
And they will be buoyed by the expected rise in temperatures before Saturday's 3pm clash.