Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp defended Bolton rival Sammy Lee after yesterday's 3-1 win.

He said: "Sammy is taking on a hard job following big Sam, who was fantastic.

"And little Sammy will do it great once he gets a result.

"He's worked at Liverpool at the top level and just needs time to build his own squad. It is a long season and we've had just three games.

"It is not an easy start for him but I'm sure he'll get it right."