Portsmouth v Leeds preview

Team news for Saturday's Championship clash between Portsmouth and Leeds United at Fratton Park

Last Updated: 21/01/11 at 11:51

Mokoena: Misses game through suspension

Mokoena: Misses game through suspension

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Portsmouth's already threadbare squad will be weakened further by the absence of skipper Aaron Mokoena.

The South African defender starts a two-game ban after collecting his 10th yellow card of the season at Nottingham Forest last weekend.

Pompey are still without striker Dave Kitson, who is halfway through a three-match ban, but versatile defender Greg Halford is back from suspension.

Forward John Utaka suffered a hamstring injury at Forest and is a doubt but winger Nadir Ciftci, who missed out with an ankle problem, has trained this week and should feature.

Defender Ricardo Rocha has been on the bench recently despite hamstring trouble and could be called upon to start.

Danny Webber (cruciate) is still out and Richard Hughes and Michael Brown cannot play due to contract issues.

Leeds defender Andy O'Brien will miss the game.

The former Bolton centre-half will not face one of his former clubs after picking up a hamstring strain in the midweek FA Cup defeat to Arsenal.

Neill Collins or Leigh Bromby are likely to come into the starting line-up.

Striker Luciano Becchio missed out against the Gunners and is also rated as a doubt by manager Simon Grayson, though his chances of playing seem brighter due to having been rested in midweek with a niggling back problem.

Striker Mike Grella is poised to join Motherwell on loan until the end of the season while left-back George McCartney is available again after he was not allowed to play in the Cup tie.

Football365 Facebook Fan Page

The Football365 fan page is a great place to meet like minded people, have football related discussions and make new friends.

Championship Fixtures

Saturday, 29 November 2014
12:15
Charlton v Ipswich  
15:00
Birm'ham v N Forest  
Bolton v Huddsf'ld  
B'mouth v Millwall  
Brentford v Wolves  
Brighton v Fulham  
Leeds v Derby  
M'boro v Blackburn  
Norwich v Reading  
Rotherham v Blackpool  

Footer 365

Champions League: Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 to qualify for last 16

Arsenal beat Borussia Dortmund 2-0 at the Emirates to qualify for the knockout phase of the Champions League.

Champions League: Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid both victorious, Monaco win at Leverkusen

Real Madrid won 1-0 at Basel to stay perfect in the Champions League, while Atletico and Monaco also claimed victories.

Champions League: Liverpool share points with 2-2 draw at Ludogorets in Group B

Liverpool drew 2-2 away to Ludogorets to keep their Champions League dream alive with one game left in Group B.

Mail Box

Mails: Quit Massaging Mourinho's Ego

That's the message from the afternoon mailbox after it was claimed that the Chelsea boss has transformed Cesc Fabregas into a complete player. Plus, more on Arsenal...

F365: Saving You From Bad Relationships

A cracking Mailbox, with thoughts on Chelsea, Willian, Jurgen Klopp, Brendan Rodgers and Aguero. Plus how Football365 saved one man from an unhappy relationship...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property