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.

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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