James could return for Pompey

Portsmouth hope to welcome back goalkeeper David James for their vital Premier League visit to West Ham on St Stephen's Day.

Portsmouth hope to welcome back goalkeeper David James for their vital Premier League visit to West Ham on St Stephen's Day.

The England international has trained this week but is still nursing a calf injury. Second choice stopper Asmir Begovic will continue to cover between the sticks if he fails to make it.

Manager Avram Grant has no further injury worries, although Kanu, Hassan Yebda, Nadir Belhadj and Aruna Dindane could all play their last game before joining up with their national sides for the African Nations Cup.

Team (from): James, Begovic, Mokoena, Kaboul, Mullins, Kanu, Vanden Borre, Piquionne, Ben-Haim, Yebda, Dindane, Brown, Wilson, Hreidarsson, O’Hara, Smith, Boateng, Diop, Finnan, Belhadj.

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