Date: 5th April 2011 at 2:28pm
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Lots has been said about Danny Webber, some complimentary some far from that…

My thoughts on the guy, to be fair from the off as far as his Pompey career goes, are that he is the most natural goalscorer we have at the club and have had for some time.

The fact that he has missed virtually the entire nopower championship season has, for me, hurt us – and not just because we have been paying (his very good I suspect) wages, but because at this level I have little doubt that a fully fit Danny Webber would score goals!

As long as it was as a central striker, and not a wide man in the attacking 3.

When he made his introduction against Reading it was a pleasant surprise and a plus point of that afternoons footballing activities.

Quite why this was for Dave Nugent and not Dave Kitson still surprises me, then again Nugent had run himself into the ground!

We cannot expect too much too soon, and a cautious approach is ‘probably’ the way to go, although I saw signs of encouragement.

There was a definite hunger and his movement looked sharp, with decent positions taken up.

I would not be expecting any 90 minutes from him, and if he managed a start at all I would be surprised but continuing to give him 5-10 minutes over the next few games gives him the chance to push on for a little longer in the last couple of games.

As things stand I ‘suspect’, given what he has said about him, that Steve Cotterill is keen for him to stay on beyond the end of his existing deal, which of course expires in the summer.

‘If’ he can prove his fitness in the final 5-weeks or so of the season then, on the right money of course, I would have no objections to him keeping the no.9 shirt for next season.

To be honest I would ‘think’ a month-to-month deal would be a good start to begin with, or maybe a 6-month one with the option of another to see him through until next summer.

Perhaps even a ‘pay-as-you play’ deal?

Either way at this point it is too soon to know if he can prove himself worthy of an extended stay, but as said it ‘seems’ that Cotterill is keen on this happening and so long as it is right for PFC, again as said, as well as him then why not…

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