Who is Redknapp not counting in his thoughts?
This week Redknapp has consistently said that when he loses Muntari, Utaka, Kanu and Papa Diop to the African Cup of Nations in January he will be down to only 14 players.
He obviously only means outfield players as he said that he needs 14 players for a match day. So I thought I would have a look at our squad to see who these 14 players were.
I can understand him not counting Richard Duffy as he has never really made the first team and Martin Cranie has a broken leg so that counts him out.
However from what I can see we are still left with 16 outfield players. So who are the two players who are not considered good enough? Or which players does Redknapp know won't be here as soon as the transfer window opens?
Here are the 16 (not 14) players I see.........
Primus (Will be fit by January)
My best guess is that Traore was not included as he may have been expected to leave for the African Cup of Nations as well with Mali.
Although Redknapp has never mentioned his name as one of the players going and he always says he is losing 4 players in January so this might not be the case. He hasn't made the squad now anyway so it will be interesting to see if Redknapp now says he has 15 players.
The only player I think Redknapp could not be including is Arnold Mvuemba. Maybe he is not considered good enough yet for a run in the team a key stage of the season?? He has always looked good to me though when he has come off the bench.
All I can do is guess but it looks like a very clear message to me that one or two of these 16 players will not be playing for Portsmouth even if we are down to the 'bare bones'.
I just wonder who they are............ Written by Premier_Pompey
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