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Skipper doubtful, Dave might stay


Pompey skipper Ben Chorley is struggling to be fit for the visit to high flying Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

Chorley has an injured Achiles tendon and has not trained since being taken off at half time in the goal less draw with Burton Albion on Tuesday. Boss Richie Barker told the News 'Ben was sore yesterday morning and didn`t train. He probably won`t train today and we will see where he is. It is all geared around what he thinks. There are no real hard or fast rules or tests we can do to find out whether he is going to be fit.

In Ben`s nine games for Pompey, six clean sheets have been achieved showing the value of Richie`s signing from Stevenage. Sonny Bradley stepped in on Tuesday night and would be an obvious replacement. Another option would be to move Joe Devera to the centre and bring Daniel Alfei in at right back if he is fit; that move enhances Pompey`s attacking capabilities as Alfei is far superior going forward to Devera.

Ferry missed

Richie has also bemoans the continuing absence of midfield dynamo Simon Ferry with a troublesome back injury. The Boss is aware of the lack of quality in his midfield and sees Ferry as the man to provide it but despite several visits to specialists there is no sign of the little Scot returning to the side.

Dave stays to be extended?

Toumani Diagouraga's initial month-long spell ends this weekend but Brentford boss Mark Warburton seems happy for him to keep getting minutes under his belt, safe in the knowledge he will now be able to recall the midfielder at any time.

'Toumani is with Portsmouth and doing well. I want him to stay there and get match fit. We have a lot of games coming up. We will have a 24 hour recall on him.

Big 'Dave` has certainly made an impact during his month spell but some fans think he does got involved as much as perhaps he should at times. Let`s hope the deal can be agreed though.

Vince Radcliffe

Vital Pompey have just heard of the passing of Vince Radcliffe in Australia aged 68. Vince played only a handful of games in the early sixties but went down in Pompey history as the first player to be substituted at Southampton in 1965.

The Toast team are busy working on a detailed obituary which will appear in Sunday`s Toast!

PUP





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Date:Thursday March 13 2014

Time: 4:14PM

 

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