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Blues news round-up: Lawro's back and more

Here is a brief 'blues news round-up' of some of the Pompey stories making the news today...

Lawro fit to face Scum
After some 6-weeks out Pompey will have Liam Lawrence available for selection for Scum's visit to Fratton this weekend.

Appy has spoken about the 'importance' of Lawro to Pompey and 'if' he can get back to something like the player he was when he arrived then he certainly still is, although we have not seen that player for sometime really have we?

Yep, I will be more than pleased to have him back as the more competition for places there is the better - in theory - it will be for us, although I am not convinced that I would have him straight back in the starting 11 this weekend to tell the truth...

Ben-Haim 'clarification'
Something else that Appy has spoken about today is his 'clarification' that Tal Ben-Haim is not being left out of the team, well squad, because he is being 'ordered from above' to make this the case.

Appy has said that TBH was left out for 'footballing reasons' with injury seeing him miss out against Burnley.

Whilst I would believe Appy when he tells us that he is not being forced to leave him out I am not entirely convinced that footballing reasons alone are seeing him miss out - I have this gut feeling that 'words' have been exchanged between the pair with TBH possibly one of those that has not been 'professional enough' for Appy's liking?

It makes little sense not to play TBH though as he will get paid either way, so like I say I would believe Appy that he is not being forced to leave him out...

Kanu is another that has been 'challenged' to produce the goods in training in order to get back into Appy's thoughts.

Varney waiting game
I have not seen the challenge myself, but by all accounts the challenge that led to Luke Varney lasting only 20-minutes on his return against Burnley at the weekend was a foul against him, and not by him - so the free-kick that went against him was wrong?

Either way though this 'clash' with the Burnley keeper makes him a doubt for Scum this weekend.

A scan was taking place this week, I would assume it already has, with the medical staff 'said' to be - as you would expect - 'working hard' on him in the hope that he can be fit to face our bitter rivals this weekend.

There, at this point, is no update on his condition though.

By doing this round-up it gave me a chance to add a few of my own views, and also gives you the chance to share yours with us here at Vital Pompey Towers on various PFC news items!

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday December 13 2011

Time: 2:59PM

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Getting Kanu to shine in training is like trying to teach a walrus to backflip. He has shown time and time again that he can change games when he comes on, and I don't think that's the kind of thing he can replicate it training. He would always be on my bench if I was picking the team, in place of Ashdown.
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