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END OF TERM REPORTS

Posted on 8 June 2006  - 12:00

Chris Hughton offers his end of season views on the performances and progress of the first team squad...

Chris Hughton offers his end of season views on the performances and progress of the first team squad...

JERMAIN DEFOE
Certainly with regards to being an out and out finisher, Jermain is one of the best in the business.

He would have been frustrated at times in the second half of the season when he didn't get the amount of games he would have liked to have got.

J is about scoring goals and, although his contribution is good, goals are his currency. He is a great professional in that he is someone who really wants to be a top player and there is nobody you feel more for in not making the initial 23-man England squad for the World Cup.

We felt that although at times it hasn't gone so well for him this season, the fact that he's been in squads on a regular basis for the last two years, he would be in there.

He is still very young and the disappointments will make him stronger, that is for sure.