Appleton to ring changes

Mon, 16 Apr 11:23:37 2012

Portsmouth manager Michael Appleton is likely to make changes to his starting line-up for the npower Championship clash with Crystal Palace.

Appleton was angry at the way his Pompey team began their match against Doncaster on Saturday, hauling off Kelvin Etuhu in the first half and Luke Varney at the break to help inspire his players to come from behind to win 4-3.

The south-coast club remain seven points from safety with three games left to play and Appleton could well hand starts to Dave Kitson and Ashley Harris as they look to somehow avoid the drop to League One.

Tal Ben Haim remains on the sidelines with a calf injury, while veteran striker Kanu is unlikely to play a part despite returning to training after a back problem.

Aaron Mokoena returned from injury to sit on the bench at Doncaster and will be pushing for a start.


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