Date: 6th April 2007 at 12:17pm
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Long serving Portsmouth striker Svetoslav Todorov has been offered a new one year deal by manager Harry Redknapp, which should please many of Pompey’s supporters who feel he can still provide a cutting edge to what is currently a lacklustre strike force.

Todorov was the club’s top scorer during their promotion and championship winning season but an horrendous knee injury during pre-season training meant his missed the club’s first ever season in the Premiership. This was to cause him further problems in the second season and it was only towards the end of their third season in the Premiership when he began to play more regularly for Pompey. Indeed, it was his goals that helped Portsmouth to stage one of the most dramatic relegation escapes in history last season. Toddy was shipped out on loan to Wigan Athletic in the winter of this latest season but injury was to cause him to miss many matches there too.

The announcement of Toddy’s new offer emerged in the Portsmouth News today and will be regarded by many Pompey supporters as the right decision. Harry Redknapp was quoted in the paper as saying ‘I’ve spoken to Toddy and told him I want him to be here next year. He’ll be in the squad against Manchester United tomorrow. Peter Storrie, our chief executive, will have a chat with him and we’ll see where we go from there. Nothing surprised me about what happened when he came off the bench against Fulham. He’s a good player.’