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Posted on 29 March 2010  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp is fascinated by how the finale to the Premier League season is shaping up - not least our own fight for a Champions League place.

Harry Redknapp is fascinated by how the finale to the Premier League season is shaping up - not least our own fight for a Champions League place.

His side have been in terrific form with five straight wins, taking us four points clear in the all-important fourth place before Manchester City's game with Wigan tonight [Monday].

But with simultaneous battles for both the title and the right to stay in the division also on-going, our manager feels there could be many twists and turns between here and May 9 with so many teams fighting for different reasons.

Harry can hardly hide his excitement, saying: "You couldn't ask for more than to be in a Cup semi-final and in with a chance of finishing fourth in the league at this stage of the season.

"I think if we get an average of two points per game we'll walk away. I was looking at the form guide with Kevin [Bond] - we've been in great form.

"We look at the form tables and the fixtures all the time but you never know, it's so hard. Everybody's scrapping for something.

"I think we've taken 17 points from a possible 24, but if you get an average of two points a game you're working miracles.

"Man United are top of the form table, with two and a half points a game, but we'll keep going and see what happens."

Our latest three points came on Saturday against Harry's former club Portsmouth at the Lane, in which young Kyle Walker came in for his debut at right-back.

On the 19-year-old defender signed from Sheffield United last summer, the gaffer added: "I was pleased for him. He was a bit nervous with it being his first game but he came in and did well.

"He's a bit like Gareth Bale because he can run all day and he's a good crosser, so we like him."