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Portsmouth's Redknapp: Utaka looks terrific

Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp hailed new fans' favourite John Utaka after his performance against Bolton yesterday.

Redknapp said: "He's got pace and power and looks a terrific signing.

"He was outstanding at Derby when he scored and very good again against [Manchester] United and today.

"But I wanted to play Kanu today after two games on the bench because he's everything I love about a footballer. He can create something from nothing - and we got him for nothing.

Kanu claims credit for encouraging Utaka to sign for Pompey and Redknapp added: "To all Nigerians Kanu is a king and I think that is one of the reasons John chose us."

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