Midfielder should be OK

Stone, currently on-loan at Fratton Park from Aston Villa, is Pompey boss Harry Redknapp's main injury worry for the game with the Potters.

"Steve reported a slight problem, but we don't think it is anything serious and he has been in light training again,'' said a club spokesman.

Kevin Harper stands by for a start if Stone has a setback with the injury.

Long-term injury victims Jamie Vincent, Jason Crowe and Lee Bradbury are all back in training but unlikely to be risked by Redknapp.


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