Pompey missing cup-tied quartet

Portsmouth boss Avram Grant will be without cup-tied quartet Jamie O’Hara, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Mike Williamson and Tommy Smith for the visit of Aston Villa to Fratton Park in the Carling Cup quarter-final.

Portsmouth boss Avram Grant will be without cup-tied quartet Jamie O’Hara, Kevin-Prince Boateng, Mike Williamson and Tommy Smith for the visit of Aston Villa to Fratton Park in the Carling Cup quarter-final.

Goalkeeper David James remains on the sidelines with a calf injury with Asmir Begovic set to deputise between the posts once again.

Papa Bouba Diop is still out with a hamstring injury, while Steve Finnan continues to struggle with the groin problem he sustained against Wigan last month.

Provisional squad: Begovic, Kaboul, Mokoena, Mullins, Kanu, Belhadj, Vanden Borre, Piquionne, Ben-Haim, Yebda, Dindane, Webber, Brown, Wilson, Ashdown, Hreidarsson, Utaka.

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