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Finnan starts in strong reserve side

Steve Finnan is one of several 1st team players that will turn out for the reserves against West Ham at Westleigh Park tonight as he makes his return from a hamstring injury.

Finnan, after making a bright start to his first outing for Pompey, was then injured 20 minutes into his first outing for the club in Portugal during pre-season - this has kept him out since, but he returns tonight, having featured in a behind-closed-door game last week.

Antti Niemi starts in goal and Mike Williamson makes his first Pompey appearance since his arrival from Watford with Danny Webber and Freddy P starting up front.

Tom Kilbey is also back from his loan spell with Dagenham and will line up in midfield along with Eugen Bopp, who is still with the club - have I missed something, did we sign him?

Pompey team: Niemi, Finnan, Williamson, Sowah, Bopp, Cowan-Hall, Kilbey, Mahoto, Nlundulu, Webber, Piquionne
Subs: O'Brien, Ryan, Gregory, Samba, M.Smith

The game kicks-off at 7pm so if anyone fancies a stroll down to Westleigh Park you still have time - if anyone does give me a shout as it would be good if you could report back for us here on Vital Pompey?

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday September 29 2009

Time: 3:17PM

Your Comments

Some good news for a change. Hope he's back soon.
Toronto4Pompey
Great that Tom Kilbey is back, a great young player.
PompeyFcMad
Whose Nlundulu???
footy_fans
tom kilbey ad marlon pack ar ones or the future. Danny williamson ??? thought it was mike ?
Football_Casual
Bopp? Jeeze!
Et_tu_Pompeii
Looks like a misprint there.
PompeyFcMad
I'll be going lads, so I'll write up a report when I get back.
Battenberg
ah thanks battenberg. With that team, i think it will be a great game.
PompeyFcMad
take your laptop with u battenberg u could do live match update
pompeyhussler
Nice idea but I wouldn't have any internet... I'll be coming straight back though and I live right next to Fratton train station, so all going well I could probably have something typed up and on the site by 11.
Battenberg
Lets hope Finnan lasts more than 20 minutes! Surprised to see Bopp's name there as well.
tracyc
isnt it in west leigh?? hah that would be funny if u turned up at fratton park battenberg.
pompeyhussler
yep, it is mike - so ive of course changed...
Battenberg can you email this through to me and i will add as an article tonight if i can, altho it might not go on until tomorrow morning? just click the envelope and it will give you my email addy - cheers :-)
pompeyrug
Interesting that Bopp reappears again as hussleer says. Good to see some first team fringe players getting a game for a change.
eastneydave
2-0 After an hour Nlundulu and Picquionne - blimey spelling ain't arf difficult these days. Nigel Quashie has been booked for the Hammers ....Quashie, Quashie, Quashie ....
eastneydave
how many balls have they lost down their they must be running low with quashies shooting.
pompeyhussler
http://www.whufc.com/page/News/0,,12562~1812244,00.html piquionne 2 goals now 3-0 80mins
pompeyhussler
3-0 piquionne scores twice
Pompeyfcmad
Match report sent to Rug so expect it soon... don't believe the official site's one, very misleading it has to be said!
Battenberg
 

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