Anthony Gardner (ankle), Gareth Bale (foot) and Benoit Assou-Ekotto remain out while both Ledley King and Ricardo Rocha are approaching match fitness after injury, but still unlikely to be involved at Fratton Park.
Head Coach Juande has been pleased with Ledley’s progress since the skipper returned to action after a lengthy lay-off with 45 minutes of a reserve game at Portsmouth. “He’s getting better week by week and I’m happy with how he’s progressing. He’s had no setbacks and we just have to make sure he’s ready to play.”
It's a case of as we were on the injury front as Juande Ramos prepares for the trip to Portsmouth on Saturday.