Date: 29th January 2008 at 9:42am
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Harry Redknapp has told The News that with Dave Nugent and Kanu both injured and unlikely to be available for a while that with only Benjani and Milan Baros currently available to him he would like another striker, but does not think he will get one: ‘Baros will be available for Manchester United and we need him.

‘There’s only Benji here and he’s playing with a little bit of an injury as well.

‘Nugent has no chance and Kanu’s done a knee as well – quite badly I think. He’s going to see a specialist in France.

‘I’d like to get another striker in but I doubt it very much.

‘It’s like everything. The owner has spent good money. He’s backed me and been terrific, really, so you can’t keep asking.

‘It’s difficult but he’s been very supportive. We’ve got Baros and Benji and we will push on.’

John Utaka would give him another option up top, and ‘might’ be back in time to face Chelsea at the weekend if Nigeria get eliminated from the African nations today.

From the youngsters that we have we could always turn to Danijel Subotic if needed, with it being my thinking that he is the most likely youngster we might turn to this season – despite it repeatedly said he is ‘one for the future’.

It would not surprise me if another striker did arrive, as you can never say never – particularly with Pompey – but I am not expecting this at all.

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