posted on Feb, 3 2004 @ 06:30 PM
Harry Redknapp proved himself the most prolific of managers during the January transfer window,bringing in seven new players and offloading four
others.The Portsmouth boss, who remodelled the squad at the start of the season, predicts the latest shake-up at Fratton Park gives Pompey every
chance of staying in the Barclaycard Premiership in a survival scrap that features all three newly-promoted clubs.
Most recent Pompey arrivals were Newcastle forward Lomana LuaLua, on loan for the rest of the season, and Leicester defender John Curtis who has
joined on a free transfer.Redknapp received an unexpected bonus when Nigeria striker Aiyegbeni Yakubu was sent home from the African Nations Cup for
breaking a curfew.He faced missing up to six Portsmouth matches but, in fact, has had to drop out of only one.Senegal midfielder Amdy Faye made his
full comeback after a month out with knee trouble in last Saturday's clash with Wolves, having pulled out of Nations Cup duty.
Redknapp's signing spree spread through most of January as he also recruited midfielder Eyal Berkovic from Manchester City, striker Ivica Mornar from
Anderlecht in Belgium, borrowed Ajax defender Petri Pasanen and also brought in youngsters Richard Duffy and Seb Olszar.