Lyon striker keen on England stay

Piquionne has been a hit for Portsmouth since joining the south-coast club on loan.

“I am 31 yet I have never experienced an atmosphere like that during and after a match,” he said.

“We have lost a lot of matches this season and endured many problems. Yet still the supporters are cheering and applauding us.

“Now I hope they love me because the last few years in France have not been great for me. I have never won a trophy before in my career and maybe that can change.

“Whatever happens, I want to stay in England and I am doing all I can to find a club here.”