Date: 8th July 2007 at 12:03pm
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Pompey have been back in training this week, with the exception of Gary O’Neil and Linvoy Primus – who are not quite over their summer surgeries.

But Linvoy is getting closer to a full return and has given an interview on the Pompey site – with the bits and pieces of his quotes here taken from this – saying how much he would ‘rather just get straight back into playing’ as he recovers from his knee operation as well as looking ahead to the 2007/08 season.

He hopes to get some friendlies behind him but will ‘definitely be back for the start of the season’ ready to face Derby – a game he is desperate to play in as he will come face to face with former Pompey captain Darren Moore, also a close friend of his.

Since the fixtures were announced Linvoy has been looking forward to the Derby match and would desperately like to be involved as he would come up against his old mate and one time defensive partner – when he first arrived he was like a ‘mini me’ version of Moore.

To have any chance of making this match Linvoy will have to ‘get a few games under his belt before we face Derby’ – and it is hoped that he could play a part when we go to Asia at the end of July.

PLAY UP POMPEY!