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Long injury list troubles Paul Hart as Portsmouth search for some Cup form
Published : 21 Sep 2009 18:06:17
Portsmouth will again be without defensive duo Steve Finnan (hamstring) and Hermann Hreidarsson (foot) for the Carling Cup third-round trip to Carlisle. Manager Paul Hart could rotate his squad, with Pompey's only win so far this season having come in the last round against Hereford. Papa Bouba Diop is still out with a hamstring problem and new striker Aruna Dindane is undergoing a two-week fitness programme in a bid to overcome a knee injury. Portsmouth will be looking to find some form in the Carling Cup, having failed to gain a point in the league so far.