Expected return for Ben-Haim

05 July 2011 01:15
Portsmouth manager Steve Cotterill is expecting experienced defender Tal Ben-Haim to return to the club after his loan with West Ham.

The Israel defender's Pompey career appeared to be over last season after he was frozen out over a pay dispute following his loan spell, but Cotterill hopes a resolution can be reached and wants to include the 29-year-old in his plans for next season.

"As it stands at the moment, I am expecting Tal back in here," Cotterill told the News.

"If he is here this time I will be selecting him. I think his unavailability before was more dominated by the previous ownership."

Source: Team_Talk