PORTSMOUTH v Swansea: New-boy Pennant set to make his debut
23 January 2009 02:41
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Debut: Portsmouth's Jermaine Pennant will start his first game with his new club
Jermaine Pennant is set for his Portsmouth debut at home to Swansea in the FA Cup but midfielder Niko Kranjcar is out with a torn groin muscle amid fears he will be missing for several weeks.Richard Hughes' return to fitness after a knee injury eases the situation for manager Tony Adams who is likely to stick with a 4-5-1 formation despite winger Pennant's arrival from Liverpool on a six-month loan.But Papa Bouba Diop is still missing with a knee injury while there are doubts over David James despite Adams' contention that the England goalkeeper will play through the pain barrier aided by injections in a troublesome knee. Reserve keeper Jamie Ashdown is already sidelined with an ankle knock.Team (from): James, Johnson, Wilson, Pamarot, Campbell, Distin, Belhadj, Hughes, Traore, Pennant, Davis, Nugent, Kaboul, Hreidarsson, Mvuemba, Utaka, Crouch, Kanu, Begovic.
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