Date: 7th May 2008 at 12:40pm
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Quite what the score is with David James I do not know, and I guess is anybodies guess really?

Some ‘reports’ say that he is making slow progress in his return from injury and is a doubt for the cup final, others are saying he is making a ‘speedy’ return and is doing some light training again, so will be fit…

Harry Redknapp however has said that a scan taking place today will determine if he will be fit or not, but if he is not 100% he will not play: ‘the calf is still a bit sore and David is having another scan. There are certainly no guarantees he will be ready and if he is not 100 percent then I certainly wouldn’t take any chances.

‘Hopefully the scan will show it has healed but if that’s not the case then it’s going to be slowly, slowly’.

All we can do is sit and wait, and indeed hope that he gets the thumbs up as we desperately need him for the cup final!

Jamie Ashdown is a good keeper but anyone in any doubts as to how important James is to us and just how immense his presence alone is need only look at the past couple of games to know this – not that I am blaming Ashdown for these defeats, as I am not.

Speaking of Ashdown he has today said that he may well consider moving on this summer, but only if he is not wanted by Redknapp. But he did say he will not be ‘banging down his door’ unless it is a premier league or top championship side that wanted him.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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