Injury woe continues

Last updated : 01 December 2004 By Keith Allman
Following on from last night's debacle at Vicarage Road, there's another name on the Pompey sick list.

Gary O'Neil is the latest addition, ruled out of the crunch game against West Brom at the weekend with a badly bruised foot. At first it was feared he may have broken a bone and would be out for weeks, but thankfully an x-ray proved otherwise. Even so, as one of the few who looked bothered last night, it's a big loss.

Thankfully midfield is a place where we've got lots of cover - Quashie, Faye, Hughes, Cisse, Mezague, Berger, Berkovic - but even so, for a young lad who's been in decent (and indeed goalscoring) form lately, it's a mighty shame.