Date:Tuesday May 30 2006
Pompey's secret star has set his sights on making an impact at Fratton Park after upstaging Europe's finest young talent.
Northern Ireland teenager Daryl Fordyce has caused a sensation in his homeland after taking the European under-19 Championships by storm.
Fordyce finished as the competition's top scorer in qualification thanks to an amazing four-goal blast against Serbia and Montenegro.
That came after the Blues midfielder was converted to a striker by former Manchester United star Mal Donaghy for his country.
Fordyce's achievement was made all the more incredible after he went on the goal spree straight from a three-month spell out with a knee injury.
Now he is setting his sights on gaining Harry Redknapp's attention after the
greatest moment of his fledgling career.
Fordyce said: 'To play for my country and score four goals in one game was pretty amazing.'Now I want to get back to Portsmouth in pre-season and start things on a positive note.'
Despite the plaudits, Fordyce promised he would be keeping his feet firmly on the ground.
He has yet to get near the first team at Pompey and spent a month on loan at Bournemouth last season.
He feels he will have to go away from Fratton to get more first-team football next season.
But he is hopeful he can catch the eye as he enters the final year of his current deal at Pompey.
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