Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp admits he'll be looking for cover in the January market for his African Nations Cup players.

He said: "I think I could lose five players to the African Nations Cup.

"That will leave me with a squad of just 14 players capable of playing at Premier League level and if we get an injury we are in trouble.

"I knew when I signed them they could be missing for a while in January and February but I still think it was worth the gamble to put us where we are with 27 points at this stage of the season.

"But I am going to have to get in three or four more players (in the January transfer window) to fill up the squad - maybe loans or somebody from the lower divisions if I can find them."