Finnan out again for Pompey

Finnan out again for Pompey

Portsmouth will again be without defensive duo Steve Finnan (hamstring) and Hermann Hreidarsson (foot) for the Carling Cup third-round trip to Carlisle.

Jamie O’Hara, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Tommy Smith and Mike Williamson are all cup-tied for the match.

Papa Bouba Diop (hamstring) is sidelined while new striker Aruna Dindane is undergoing a two-week fitness programme in a bid to overcome a knee injury.

Provisional Squad: James, Ben Haim, Vanden Borre, Belhadj, Kaboul, Brown, Mokoena, Piquionne, Webber, Begovic, Kanu, Utaka, Mullins, Yebda, Ward, Basinas, Hughes, Hurst, Mahoto, Ashdown.

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