O'Neil plays on

Gary O’Neil will be fit for Portsmouth’s relegation clash at Fulham on Sunday despite needing 27 stitches in a head wound sustained playing for England under-21s last weekend.

Gary O’Neil will be fit for Portsmouth’s relegation clash at Fulham on Sunday despite needing 27 stitches in a head wound sustained playing for England under-21s last weekend.

Defender Andy Griffin is still a week away from fitness after a month out with a calf strain so Linvoy Primus will again fill in at right-back.

Jamie Ashdown will keep his place in goal while long-term absentees Hayden Foxe, Svetoslav Todorov and Vincent Pericard are the only other injury absentees.

Provisional squad: Ashdown, Primus, de Zeeuw, Stefanovic, Taylor, Stone, Cisse, Skopelitis, Berger, LuaLua, Yakubu, Chalkias, Hughes, O’Neil, Kamara, Fuller, Mezague, Rodic, Hislop.

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