Rocha banned for Saints cup battle

Portsmouth will be without suspended defender Ricardo Rocha for their FA Cup fifth-round trip to neighbours Southampton on Saturday.

Last Updated: 12/02/10 at 17:27

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The Portuguese hardman was sent off in Pompey's midweek 1-1 draw with Sunderland.

Avram Grant may also be unable to call upon Serbian defender Dusko Tosic, who is set to sign for the club but is yet to receive international clearance.

Michael Brown (back), Kevin-Prince Boateng (ankle), Anthony Vanden Borre (leg), Hermann Hreidarsson (Achilles) and John Utaka (hamstring) are also doubts.

Kick-off at St Mary's is at 12.30pm.

Pompey (from): James, Mokoena, Mullins, Vanden Borre, Piquionne, Ben-Haim, Wilson, Finnan, Utaka, Webber, Hughes, Ashdown, Belhadj, Yebda, Dindane, Owusu-Abeyie, O'Hara.

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