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Portsmouth keeper James: I am back to my best

Portsmouth goalkeeper David James is delighted with his current form.

The England international was outstanding in the FA Cup win at Southampton.

And the 39-year-old is convinced he is now nudging top form. He told The News: "There were a couple of things that needed tightening up about my Southampton performance, but I was happy.

"That was my fifth game in a row, which was important. Psychologically it was good for me and performances have felt a lot better with each match. Before that little run, I'd been out with a calf problem and not played for six weeks.

"Essentially, I was stepping back into pre-season when I went out there against Manchester City, which was a scary thought. I literally just wanted to come off after 90 minutes of that match not being injured. Since then it's been a case of getting up to speed with things and whatever else.

"I was in rehab in the gym most of the time I was out but the problem was I was not getting games. Since I've come back, for me the fear was not being able to get through two games in a week. I've now achieved that without injury.

"That's five games now and I believe I've been getting better. I feel fine now."

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