Dindane set to start in cup semi

Confusion surrounded the Ivory Coast international’s availability

for the clash with Spurs but reports indicate he will now feature

against Harry Redknapp’s side. Dindane has made 20 appearances so

far for Pompey and it was believed that a 21st outing would trigger

a £4million fee to the French club – money that the

administration-ensconced south-coast club cannot afford to pay.

However, it is understood the relevant clause in Dindane’s loan

deal actually stipulates that 22 games is the trigger for the

payment. As a result, the Ivorian is being lined up to play at the

national stadium – a major boost to boss Avram Grant. Dindane’s

last appearance for Pompey came in their 4-1 Premier League defeat

by Liverpool at Anfield on March 15.