Date: 18th February 2011 at 3:09pm
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We now know that Aaron Mokoena is eligible to play tomorrow, as his work permit has been sorted out.

The question, and dilemma, for Steve Cotterill is ‘does he recall him?’

With the loan move for David Cotterill now 100% officially confirmed this also throws another ingredient into the mix.

So, it is not as cut and dried as Jonathan Hogg missing out through suspension and Moko coming back in with some reshuffling accommodating him…

Well, at least it should not be!

If Moko is the undoubted captain that Cotterill wants then that answers all the questions and he comes back in.

If there are any reservations as to him retaining this or him leaning towards Liam Lawrence keeping this from now on then there is a chance that Cotterill will leave him out?

To be honest if you want a settled back four, which is something Cotterill complains about not being able to do, then if you have the chance of doing this you do it.

If you opt not to do so then you are a fool to yourself, the players and Portsmouth Football Club if you change things and you do not need to, surely?

So, as tough a decision as it may well be for Cotterill surely he has to leave Moko on the bench, leave the defence that faced Doncaster intact and bring David Cotterill in for an instant debut on the left side, or right side of an attacking midfield position.

Well, that is what I think I would do anyway.

Whatever happens, and however we look at it, it IS a good dilemma for Cotterill.

Having the ability to decide to leave people out is a rarity that we have not often seen this season, or for a year or so really!

Am I right or am I wrong?

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