No More Thorne In The Side

George Thorne has returned to West Bromwich Albion after it was revealed that he will miss the rest of the season with an ankle injury that he picked up in last Saturday's 5-1 defeat to Burnley.

This is obviously a huge blow for Michael Appleton and everyone associated with Pompey as the midfield will now miss the physical presence and grit that Thorne offered in the centre of the park.

You would think that Kelvin Etuhu will replace him in the starting line-up for the derby match but will play on the right, meaning Joel Ward is really going to have to step up to the plate at St. Mary's.

Now is the time you wish Hayden Mullins hadn't been loaned out to Reading...