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O'Brien missing for Leeds trip to Portsmouth

By: Na 21 Jan 2011 12:00:03

O'Brien missing for Leeds trip to Portsmouth

Leeds defender Andy O'Brien is out of the long trip to Portsmouth.

The former Bolton centre-half will not face one of his former clubs after picking up a hamstring strain in the midweek FA Cup defeat to Arsenal.

Neill Collins or Leigh Bromby are likely to come into the starting line-up. Striker Luciano Becchio missed out against the Gunners and is also rated as a doubt by manager Simon Grayson, though his chances of playing seem brighter due to having been rested in midweek with a niggling back problem.

Striker Mike Grella is poised to join Motherwell on loan until the end of the season while left-back George McCartney is available again after he was not allowed to play in the Cup tie.


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