Date: 11th July 2007 at 12:06am
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Confirming David Nugent’s arrival – pending a successful medical today – Harry Redknapp has said to sky sports news that his signing ‘shows how far we’ve come’.

As well as saying ‘I’m delighted to have him. He works hard and that’s something Portsmouth fans like.

‘We have brought some real good players in and I think with a couple of strikers, people like Nugent coming in, it will be a good season for us.

‘To get him in that will be great, but I’m still looking for another one and then we will have a decent squad’.

It has been a long drawn out saga, but one that will – baring any unforeseen problems with a medical, which should not happen – be concluded today with a happy ending. And will see Pompey sign an exciting young prospect – and better still an English prospect.

Seeing his solo effort on sky sports news on Tuesday, where he waltzed through a defence from the halfway line before scoring, reminded me what a great young talent we are picking up, if I needed reminding.

I look forward to seeing this other too – whoever he might be.