Utaka and Yebda missing for Pompey

Portsmouth will be without midfielders John Utaka and Hassan Yebda for tomorrow night’s Premier League clash with Birmingham at Fratton Park.

Portsmouth will be without midfielders John Utaka and Hassan Yebda for tomorrow night’s Premier League clash with Birmingham at Fratton Park.

Utaka has a tight groin following the FA Cup win over the Blues on Saturday, while Yebda is seeing a specialist about a persistent knee injury.

Aaron Mokoena is doubtful with a knee ligament problem and Kevin-Prince Boateng is still in Germany undergoing treatment on an ankle injury.

Defender Ricardo Rocha serves the second of a two-game ban after his red card against Burnley on February 27.

Provisional squad: James, Mullins, Piquionne, Wilson, Finnan, Webber, Hughes, Ashdown, Belhadj, Dindane, Owusu-Abeyie, O’Hara, Hreidarsson, Ben-Haim, Brown, Diop, Kanu, Basinas.

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