Pompey have announced the official squad numbers for the season, at last!
This will allow fans to purchase their latest Danny Webber shirt, or a shirt christened by the name O’Hara.
Although this may not be considered newsworthy, it’s a welcome chance to see that we do in fact have a reasonably sized squad.
Manager Paul Hart has handed shirt numbers to a selection of youth players including Joel Ward, Gautier Mahoto, James Hurst and Luke Wilkinson.
Defender Joel Ward and midfielder Gautier Mahoto both recently made their senior debuts against Hereford Utd, in the second round of the League Cup.
James Hurst, 17, is a highly-rated left-back who has already represented England at youth level. Pompey signed him in the summer of 2008, facing stiff competition from sides including Manchester United and Arsenal for his signature.
Wilkinson, a central defender, only joined up with the squad a number of months ago, after securing a deal when impressing on trial.
He featured a couple of times during pre-season and was previously released from Championship side Bristol City.
Pompey’s 09/10 Squad
1. David James GK
2. Linvoy Primus DF
3. Younes Kaboul DF
4. Aaron Mokoena MF
5. Jamie O’Hara MF
6. Hayden Mullins MF
7. Hermann Hreidarsson DF
8. Papa Bouba Diop MF
9. Frederic Piquionne ST
11. Michael Brown MF
12. Pompey Fans
14. Mike Williamson DF
15. Antii Niemi GK
16. Steve Finnan DF
17. John Utaka MF/ST
18. Anthony Vanden Borre DF/MF
19. Danny Webber ST
20. Tommy Smith ST/MF
21. Jamie Ashdown GK
22. Richard Hughes MF
23. Kevin Prince-Boateng MF
24. Aruna Dindane ST
26. Tal Ben Haim DF
27. Nwankwo Kanu ST
31. Asmir Begovic GK
32. Hassan Yebda MF
33. Angelos Basinas MF
35. Marc Wilson DF
39. Nadir Belhadj DF
40. Joel Ward DF
42. Gautier Mahoto MF
43. James Hurst DF
44. Luke Wilkinson DF
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