Date: 18th July 2007 at 8:20am
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The squad numbers for this season have been announced with the new boys claiming their numbers, with some of the old guard reshuffling.

Sylvain Distin gets no.15, Hermann Hreidarsson no.7, Sulley Muntari no.11, Martin Cranie no.20, Arnold Mvuemba no.18, David Nugent no.10 and John Utaka no.17.

With Nugent taking no.10 for this season, having warn this last season Lauren switches to no.4.

It could be thought that with the no.5 being vacated by Andy O’Brien, who now takes no.33, that maybe another defender might arrive, but this is unlikely.

However the much coveted no.9, warn previously by Svetoslav Todorov remains unclaimed, so my thinking is we are still quite likely see another striker arrive – and I do not mean simply Kanu re arriving.

PLAY UP POMPEY!