Wigan v PORTSMOUTH: Nugent absent for finale with Latics
22 May 2009 02:12
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Striker David Nugent misses out on Portsmouth's trip to Wigan after being booked in for a hernia operation on Monday.
Nugent, who had similar surgery in October and, before that, in February 2007 joins David James on the sidelines following the England goalkeeper's successful shoulder operation last Wednesday. Canadian Under-21 international Asmir Begovic is set to deputise again.
Jermaine Pennant, dropped for the win against Sunderland on Monday, returns to the squad just before the expiry of his loan from Liverpool.
Niko Kranjcar is back in training after an ankle injury but will not be involved on Sunday.
Team (from): Begovic, Johnson, Campbell, Distin, Hreidarsson, Mullins, Hughes, Davis, Pennant, Traore, Crouch, Utaka, Kanu, Primus, Kaboul, Basinas, Belhadj, Cranie, Mvuemba, Ashdown.