Redknapp issues Jones warning
Harry Redknapp has highlighted the threat of Black Cats front man Kenwyne Jones ahead of the visit of Sunderland to Fratton Park.
By Joe Drabble
Last Updated: 22/02/08 5:28pm
Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp has highlighted the threat of Black Cats front-man Kenwyne Jones ahead of the visit of Sunderland to Fratton Park on Saturday.
Jones has only scored once in his last 15 appearances, but Redknapp is taking nothing for granted, and believes the Trinidad and Tobago international has all the attributes to cause his side a day of discomfort on the South Coast.
"Kenwyne Jones is a threat, and I've been impressed with him," said Redknapp.
"He's a fantastic athlete with a great leap and he caused us problems before.
"I've seen him batter a lot of defenders this season, and when I worked with him at Southampton."
Jones has become a fans' favourite on Wearside, and Redknapp believes the 23-year-old has the potential to be a world class player.
"I've heard some people calling him the new Drogba - and that's possible," added Redknapp.
"At one time he needed to be more aggressive, and it seems like the penny is dropping with him.
"But he has pushed on. He has got it all and Roy Keane has managed to get the best out of him.
"Roy is pushing him and pushing him, and Kenwyne probably realises what he can achieve now."
The former Bournemouth boss also vowed to help his old club after the Cherries plummeted into administration earlier this month.
"I think about £1million would do it and there's no way I'll see them go out of business," pledged Redknapp.
"I know some people with money who I'm sure would be interested in taking it on.
"I have always said I would do what I could for Bournemouth and I've already spoken to a couple of people who have the ability to do it if they want to.
"I've also spoken to the chairman (Jeff Mostyn) and it seems that raising about £1million initially will keep them going."