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Double boost for Pompey

Double boost for Pompey

We have been handed a potential double boost ahead of the FA cup game with Preston this weekend, as Sylvain Distin and Dave Nugent are both looking as if they will be fit and available to start.

Distin has missed the last couple of games with a hamstring problem, while Nugent had undergone a hernia operation after the win over Plymouth, but just a few weeks later - by the time the game arrives - he is looking as though he will be fit to start against his former side.

Harry Redknapp is already hinting that cup specialist Nugent could start this game, either way with Jermain Defoe cup tied it is highly likely that he could be needed to play some part.

The enigma that is John Utaka has also revealed that he is relishing the challenge that he is facing to get back in the side - so hopefully this will see him hungry to take a chance should it arise, and in all fairness he did seem up for it when he came on at the weekend.

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Tuesday February 12 2008
Time: 5:45PM

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******** play Utaka up front.
stillthewhizz
12/02/2008 17:55:00
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Can't see why we need to rush both back. PNE will make a fight of it but we should have enough to nick it. Utaka, Baros & Kanu, start with 2 of the 3 & bring the other one on later.
storagematt
12/02/2008 18:15:00
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we should rest nugent till he is fully fit.i would play kanu and baros up front.
stfc ballboy
12/02/2008 18:24:00
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utaka looked great when he finaly came on against derby. baros hasnt looked confident at all - so could probably do with a boost in the fa cup game. nugent - why not play him? utaka on the bench is ok, as he is still a great impact player. good to see distin back, and if he starts, it would let him re-settle into his position without as much threat,...
pompeycarpet
12/02/2008 18:44:00
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Distin & Nugent - Play both I say if for nothing else but to get their fitness levels up ... Id start with Baros & Nugent up front and have Utaka back on the right ... it is only Preston after all and although we can afford to be complacent .. it s only Preston afterall !! ... If we can't/don't beat them we don't deserve to progress
Chix
12/02/2008 19:08:00
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i agree with you Chix, start thenm both to help their fitness levels - if nuge isnt up to it 'arry wont risk him...
pompeyrug
12/02/2008 19:51:00
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We need to win this game, as we should want to get to the Cup Final, too often in the past we have been really laid back about Cup games. Blackburn this season was another example of how poor we can be in these types of competitions, i hope that Harry really gives it a go and picks a strong team.
Owenspompey
12/02/2008 20:37:00
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Nugent plays - no confidence in winning. Utaka up front, with Crunchie!
WalshWasGod
12/02/2008 21:19:00
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Nuge should play against old mates, strikers always seem to score against old clubs, its only Taylor who doesn't like it!
paultsmouth
12/02/2008 21:53:00
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Cant wait for Distin to come back, if fit enough, agree, play him for match fitness. Bet I end up with less votes than Kanu in the pol!! Great poll that one chix!....vote for me, vote fore me! lol
pompey4me
12/02/2008 22:32:00
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