Southampton boss Pardew confident of Portsmouth Cup shock

Southampton boss Alan Pardew is eyeing an FA Cup shock against rivals Portsmouth.

Southampton boss Alan Pardew is eyeing an FA Cup shock against rivals Portsmouth.

The sell-out fifth-round tie at St Mary's could be Pompey's last game if they fail to avert a winding-up order.

Saints boss Pardew said: "We are very much aware of the pain they're going through.

"All the staff here have gone through it recently. I wasn't at Southampton at that time but they suffered. I feel for Portsmouth, but there'll be no sympathy from us on Saturday.

"We'll try to beat them and get to the quarter-finals.

"We are then three games from a Wembley final in the FA Cup."

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