Pamarot given an injury boost
Noe Pamarot's hamstring injury is not as bad as first feared, but he will still miss the trip to Anfield this weekend, but he is hoping that he will be fit to feature against Arsenal.
It is only a small tear so it will not take the usual weeks to heal, probably only a week but this injury will now see him drop out of the side which will be a shame for him as he has come in and done a job, but that will see the door open again for Hermann Hreidarsson or Matty Taylor.
Pamarot did blame himself slightly though, as he felt that had he warmed up better prior to the start of the 2nd half on a bitterely cold day at Fratton Park he might have avoided the injury, and knowing full well he has a history of hamstring problems he feels he should have known better.
I am a big fan of Taylor's and do feel that he is able to play at left back, but you would expect Harry Redknapp to go with Hreidarsson wouldn't you?
If he does some will say this no two ways about it signals and end to Taylor's Pompey career - which is probably already the case anyway? - but on that count I would disagree, as much as Taylor has waited longer for his chance Hreidarsson is a more natural left back isn't he.
Whoever comes in though will do a job, it will then be down to the other to try and force the other one out again, not forgetting Pamarot who will be trying to force his way back in when fit - competition for places is very healthy.
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