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Dejan is still in Redknapp's plans

Weekend reports had linked Dejan Stefanovic with a move away from Pompey, but Harry Redknapp - with what he said in The News - says he is still very much in his plans this season, even though this will not be as captain.

He may have lost the captaincy to Sol Campbell but Redknapp says this is simply because he might not play enough games to warrant it 'Dejan has been fantastic but I think he knows I've bought Sylvain Distin in as well and it's whether he now gets in the team on a regular basis.

'He may well do - don't get me wrong. I think he'll be pushing Hermann Hreidarsson and Djimi Traore for that left-back spot, so he may well be playing all the games'.

With Stefanovic sitting out most of this pre season things were not looking good for him, but this has apparently been due to him carrying a slight groin strain, which has forced him out of the last 4 matches - this injury is news to me though.

I really like the fellas as a person, but he will find it hard to play this season - we all pretty much agree on this - and to be honest Redknapp's words are still not filling me with that much belief that even he still believes Stefanovic will play that much this season?

My thinking is that he will most likely stay until the January transfer window opens then the situation will possibly be reviewed then, but I would still not be surprised, even though I would be saddened, if he left before August 31st.

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The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 6 2007

Time: 5:28PM

Your Comments

I think it depends on how much Dejan wants to be a Portsmouth player. If he's not bothered then he'll probably go (if, like me, he feels he is third choice left back - not including taylor, and fourth/fifth choice centre half, vying with Cranie). I like Dejan and hope he stays as he will be a terrific stand in (or more) for the others.
Et_tu_Pompeii
I agree with you both, he is a great servant to the club and i do hope there is some sort of role for him at the club. He could do a job when Harry 'we are down to the bare bones' has his mid-season crisis. However if he goes to Rangers or Leicester he will be able to look back at a job done really well.
Owenspompey
Good man, great servant. Can't see he will be happy to be 4th choice for anyone! he deserves more than that, and would walk into any championship/SPL side. Can see Leicester looming on the horizon
pentonpompey
Time to move on.
storagematt
there comes a time in every playors career that they hav to make a decision: do they go for silverware, and try to make a name for themsdelves in a big(er) club, or stick to there guns, and make a name for himslef as a true legend. If he stays, and we enter europe foir the first time in iur history this year - with his as club captain - he will be remembered for mayby years to come. If he leaves, and joins, say, rangers, and they win the spl title, then that is a bag of glory, but will only last untlill they win it again (same applys to leciseter). If he wants to go for glory, pompey is his team if he wants to show his loyalty, pompey is his team, if he wants silverware, pompey is still probabbly his team. the only ting that would take him away from us is a desire to play more games, so its his love of the game vs love of the club - which comes first?
pompeycarpet
nah sod im
russellm
He willl do for the likes of Derby but even then Little Earn is likely to run rings around him. He has had his time and wont be forgotten but now he is too imobile and for me he blotted his copy book by arguing with TA about defending and captaincy and generally too much stirring with the back room staff and players, time to move on or go for that coaching badge.
russellm
i think he will take a step towards the backroom staff. I want him too, as his playing days are nearly over, but he is a great fella to keep, and will help the other lads out. they all respect him as a captain, and he deserveres the right to decide where to go - he wont be staying on as a playor for much longer, whatever.
pompeycarpet
he wont be here as a player beyond this season no matter what we do - i know, or at least feel that much...
pompeyrug
Lets be Brutally Honest...He is a hero. He helped getting Harry back, and helped him once he was back. He would make a great coach..but not why Big Tone is at Fratton...But come on he was starting to look very iffy at left back.he is not a left back annd i dobt he will get a game in the centre of defence. Loan him to Leicester,- help me win my bet- bring him back in an injury crisis if needed. thne bring him back as Asst Manager/coach when big tone gets offered middlesborough,or Birmingham Job. By the folks ive got a real feeling West Ham are gonna struggle really bad this year despite all the "superstars" they are signing
plymouth graham
cor blimey look at my awful english.. it must be very late
plymouth graham
 

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