Trio back for Pompey

Portsmouth boss Avram Grant welcomes back African Nations Cup trio Nadir Belhadj, Hassan Yebda and Aruna Dindane for his side’s Premier League trip to Fulham.

Nigerian striker Kanu is yet to return, while Hermann Hreidarsson (leg), Michael Brown (back), Tommy Smith (groin) and Papa Bouba Diop (hamstring) are all major doubts.

Grant could hand a full debut to new striker Quincy Owusu-Abeyie, while David James looks set to continue in goal following Asmir Begovic’s deadline day move to Stoke.

Provisional Squad: James, Mokoena, Mullins, Vanden Borre, Piquionne, Ben-Haim, Wilson, Boateng, Finnan, Utaka, Webber, Hughes, Ashdown, Belhadj, Yebda, Dindane, Owusu-Abeyie, O’Hara.

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