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JD 'could make difference'

Posted on 7 March 2011  - 12:00

Harry Redknapp believes an in-form Jermain Defoe will provide a huge boost for the team for the rest of the season.

JD 'could make difference'

Harry Redknapp believes an in-form Jermain Defoe will provide a huge boost for the team for the rest of the season.

After a tough time this campaign including three months on the sidelines through injury, the striker scored a sensational double in Sunday's 3-3 at draw at Wolves.

JD levelled the score at Molineux on the half-hour with a dipping, 25-yarder into the top corner before repeating the trick for 2-1 five minutes later.

Wolves levelled by half-time, Roman Pavlyuchenko made it 3-2 with another cracker after 48 minutes and JD then hit the post before Wolves grabbed a point three minutes from time.

Harry was delighted to see Jermain back on target and only disappointed that 'three fantastic goals' from the strikers weren't enough for maximum points as we stayed fifth in the Premier League.

"Defoe could now go on a run and that's what we're looking for," said Harry.

"It's been the worst run in his life, but if he can go and get 10 goals between now and the end of the season, that could make a massive difference for us.

"And he's capable of doing that.

"He's missed a lot of games through injury and it's been a stop-start season for him. That's been a problem. But that was Defoe at Wolves - half-a-yard and 'bang'.

"Jermain's back scoring goals and Pav scored a great goal as well.

"The strikers did their job, three fantastic goals. I was pleased with the players and the way we played after going 1-0 down.

"It looked like we had the three points but it didn't quite work out that way and Wolves never give up. That's football."