Pompey wait on James fitness

Portsmouth will again check on the fitness of England goalkeeper David James (calf) ahead of the Barclays Premier League clash against Hull.

Portsmouth will again check on the fitness of England goalkeeper David James (calf) ahead of the Barclays Premier League clash against Hull.

Kevin Prince-Boateng (ankle), Hassan Yebda (knee) and John Utaka (groin) also face fitness tests. Right-back Anthony Vanden Borre has resumed training as he recovers from a hamstring injury.

Manager Avram Grant will, however, assess the mood of the squad following the confirmation of a nine-point penalty for Portsmouth going into administration before deciding whether to make wholesale changes from the side which lost 4-1 at Liverpool.

Provisional Squad: James, Ashdown, Rocha, Finnan, Belhadj, Hreidarsson, Owusu-Abeyie, Brown, Diop, Mokoena, O’Hara, Webber, Wilson, Piquionne, Dindane, Mullins, Kanu, Hughes, O’Brien, Prince-Boateng, Yebda, Utaka, Vanden Borre.

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