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Harry on Pompey

Posted on 16 October 2009  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp believes Portsmouth have been written off too early.

Harry Redknapp believes Portsmouth have been written off too early.

Harry's former team kicked-off the season with seven straight defeats to languish at the bottom of the Barclays Premier League.

The general opinion though was that the team was unlucky in a number of those games and they finally got off the mark with a 1-0 win at Wolves last time out.

Despite that run, there is still only four points between Pompey and a number of clubs on seven points from Birmingham in 14th and Hull down to 18th.

"Portsmouth are a decent team and I've said that all along," stated Harry. "I don't think they will go down.

"People wrote them off too early and I just feel that they've got a bit about them. They will be okay. I think they will come through this period.

"They have some good players and I think they will stay up."

Harry will be at the centre of attention as he returns to Fratton Park alongside former Pompey players Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch and Niko Kranjcar.

On the other side, meanwhile, are former Spurs Younes Kaboul, Kevin-Prince Boateng and Michael Brown.

Jamie O'Hara is also on loan at Fratton Park but will not be able to play under the terms of that loan deal.

"They have former Tottenham players there who will want to do well against us - Boateng and Younes, who I signed for Portsmouth," added Harry.

"Kevin has had a run and is showing his ability. I never had a problem with him, it was just difficult to pick him every week at Spurs with the likes of Wilson, Tom, JJ, Zokora last year and Jamie as well."