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Portsmouth duo fined over bust-up

Marc Wilson (left) and David Nugent
The club will not comment on what happened between Wilson and Nugent

Portsmouth's David Nugent and Marc Wilson have been fined two weeks' wages after a "serious breach of club discipline" on a trip to Portugal.

The striker and defender were reportedly sent home early following an altercation in a hotel after Saturday's 4-0 friendly defeat by Benfica.

"The matter has been dealt with internally and there will be no further comment," read a club statement.

Portsmouth lost the other game of the tour 2-0 against Vittoria.

It has been a troublesome summer for Portsmouth.

Prospective new owner Sulaiman Al Fahim's takeover of the club has still not been completed and two of last season's stand-out players - top scorer Peter Crouch and defender Glen Johnson - have both been sold - to Tottenham and Liverpool respectively.

Nugent, 24, played the first half against Vittoria but took no part against Benfica because of a toe injury.

He has struggled since arriving from Preston for £6m in the summer of 2007 but may be Portsmouth's first-choice striker this season following the sale of Crouch.

Republic of Ireland Under-21 international defender Wilson, 21, made his debut for Pompey in a Carling Cup tie against Chelsea last September and has made three Premier League appearances.

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see also
Takeover still on track - Pompey
05 Aug 09 |  Portsmouth
Tottenham complete Crouch signing
28 Jul 09 |  Tottenham
Johnson completes Liverpool move
26 Jun 09 |  Liverpool
Nugent seals 6m Portsmouth move
11 Jul 07 |  Portsmouth

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