Date: 29th January 2008 at 11:33pm
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Finally we have the no.9 we have been waiting for since the departure of Svetoslav Todorov with the arrival of Milan Baros, after it was confirmed this will be his number.

Only time will tell if he is the ‘no.9’ we have been waiting for but he is already saying the right things, and as he has told The News he feels he is the man to ‘fire us into Europe’: ‘it’s good to be back in the Premiership and I’m happy to be at Portsmouth. It was an easy decision for me.

‘I am here to help the team and help the club achieve something.

‘The dream is to get into Europe – that is most important for every player, including me.

‘Everyone here wants to do that and there is not a big gap between us and the European places.

‘After these next two games we will have played all of the top four clubs. Of course, it won’t be easy to qualify for Europe, but we can do it’.

I have been pretty vocal in my thinking that he is a very good signing – a loan signing at that even better. A loan signing of his quality will be hard to better in the coming days, and if anyone can get a better quality player than him on loan before midnight on Thursday I would be surprised.

Baros seems likely to make his Pompey debut at Old Trafford tonight against United, he would become an instant hero if he could help us gain something there wouldn’t he…

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