Pompey hold Kanu hope

The Nigerian has yet to feature for Pompey this season following a contractual dispute however manager Steve Cotterill will be praying that he can rely on the former Arsenal striker’s eye for goal as they go on search of their first league win of the season.

“We are hopeful of announcing something about Kanu,” Andronikou told The News.

“And, all things being equal, we could have him registered and playing on Saturday.

“The manager and the player get on very well, it has just been a case of solving the contract issue.

“Obviously the return of such a quality player would be a boost to the club and no doubt delight all the fans.

“No matter what others might say, there is a lot more good news coming out at the moment than bad.”