Fowler misses out on FA Cup final place

There is no place for Robbie Fowler on the Cardiff bench for today’s FA Cup final against Portsmouth at Wembley.

There is no place for Robbie Fowler on the Cardiff bench for today’s FA Cup final against Portsmouth at Wembley.

Fowler, a winner of the competition with Liverpool in 2001, has been left out of the 16-man squad as Dave Jones names the same side which defeated Barnsley a fortnight ago, while 17-year-old prodigy Aaron Ramsey is named among the Bluebirds’ substitutes.

David James, Sol Campbell and Sulley Muntari all return to Pompey’s starting line-up, with boss Harry Redknapp opting to play Kanu alone up front.

Portsmouth: James, Johnson, Campbell, Distin, Hreidarsson, Utaka, Pedro Mendes, Diarra, Muntari, Kranjcar, Kanu.

Subs: Ashdown, Diop, Baros, Nugent, Pamarot.

Cardiff: Enckelman, McNaughton, Johnson, Loovens, Capaldi, Ledley, Rae, McPhail, Whittingham, Parry, Hasselbaink.

Subs: Oakes, Purse, Sinclair, Thompson, Ramsey.

Referee: Mike Dean.

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