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Portsmouth boss: Swine flu serious, but three points more important

Portsmouth boss Paul Hart insists the threat of swine flu is serious ahead of the trip to Blackburn on Saturday, but coming away with three points is his main priority. Pompey can climb above Blackburn in the Premier League table with a win at Ewood Park, which has been at the centre of a recent outbreak of the virus.

"When you are working in the close confines of a football club you have to be careful," he said.

"When things can be carried around you have to be extra careful.

"We're always conscious of that, and are sending people home if there is anything we think is wrong with them. We take measures.

"You have to be ahead of the game. Swine flu is serious, of course.

"Can we catch it on Saturday? That's the least of my worries at the moment.

"Trying to get some points from the Blackburn game is my biggest concern."

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