The live television cameras will be at the Lane to witness the beginning of Redknapp's attempt to restore Pompey fortunes, but Ledley does not go along with the thinking that coming up against teams in the first game following the appointment of a new manager makes it a more tricky assignment. "You never really know," pondered the skipper. "Personally I think it gives us a better chance.
Sometimes you see players playing more for their positions when a new manager comes in and you can get a good response from that," he added before welcoming the fact that attention has been shifted away from us for this fixture.
"That is what we want. The less said about us at the moment, the better, we just want to concentrate on the job we want to do. We are going along nicely at the moment and want to keep our heads down and try to achieve our goals.
"They have got good players, I remember the 4-3 game from a couple of seasons ago where they managed to cause us a lot of problems. They have got players who can still do that, who are unpredictable and we will have to do better than we did against Sunderland.
"It should be a good game. We did well against them at the start of the season and the same result would be good again."
Ledley King believes the spotlight being placed firmly on Portsmouth tonight - after the return of Harry Redknapp - could work in our favour.