Date: 8th August 2007 at 5:28pm
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The new season is just a few days away now and Pompey have received the very good news that John Utaka, Gary O’Neil and Benjani should all be fit for the weekend, although Niko Kranjcar is a doubt.

Utaka picked up his ankle injury in the pre season game with Bournemouth and it was thought that he might miss out, but he is training again, as are O’Neil and Benjani after minor thigh and hamstring problems respectively – so all 3 are highly likely to be part of the matchday squad this Saturday.

The downside though is Kranjcar’s foot injury, also picked up against Bournemouth, is likely to see him miss out. Personally my thinking is he would not have started the match with Derby anyway?

It was hoped that Linvoy Primus would have recovered in time for the seasons opener, but he is still a couple of weeks away from retuning to full training – although he is recovering well from his summer knee surgery.

Things are starting to fall nicely into place as the anticipation grows ahead of what promises to be a very special season for Pompey – some odds of 6/1 that I have heard of for Pompey to finish in the top 6 seem to suggest even the bookies think we are in for an impressive season, so they do not want to give too much away!

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