On-loan midfielder Jamie O’Hara looks set to return to the Portsmouth side for their Premier League trip to Fulham on Saturday.
The Tottenham man was suspended for the Arsenal clash on December 30 and was not eligible to play in the FA Cup last Saturday.
He could make his last appearance for the club at Craven Cottage unless his loan deal is extended beyond January 15.
Aaron Mokoena returns from a one-game ban and goalkeeper David James is in contention to return from a calf injury, but Nadir Belhadj, Hassan Yebda, Aruna Dindane and Kanu are representing their countries in the African Nations Cup.
Provisional squad: James, Begovic, Mokoena, Kaboul, Mullins, Vanden Borre, Piquionne, Ben Haim, Brown, Wilson, Hreidarsson, O’Hara, Smith, Boateng, Diop, Finnan, Utaka, Webber, Hughes.