Hart would welcome weekend favour
Portsmouth manager Paul Hart would welcome a helping hand in his team's push to clamber over the Barclays Premier League survival line this weekend. Caretaker boss Hart has seen the Fratton Park recovery he started three months ago falter in the last four games, as Portsmouth have failed to score against Manchester United, Newcastle, Arsenal and Blackburn. They remain in relegation danger, and the former Leeds and Nottingham Forest defender, who could be given a permanent deal if Portsmouth stay up, said: "You could argue we should have stuck this away well before now. It is still a concern." He insisted: "We have been creating chances, that's not the problem. "It has been finishing them that has been the problem. We haven't done it and we've started crawling towards the line but now we need a big jump. "If that happens through somebody else's efforts over the weekend then I'll be happy. We'll all be happy. The sooner we are safe the better as far as I'm concerned."
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