Grant offered James backing

Portsmouth's England international goalkeeper David James is confident that new manager Avram Grant is the right man to guide the club away from the foot of the Premier League table.

The 39-year-old keeper has faith that former Chelsea boss Grant can succeed where predecessor Paul Hart failed.

He told The Sun:"Avram's knowledge is immense. He's like Yoda. His pearls of wisdom seem to be far-reaching and he speaks a lot of sense.

"He is just what we need and I'm sure he can get us out of trouble. He's very different and profound which appeals to me.

"I have total respect for him and he will get the instant respect of all the players. He's a wonderful bloke and has got what it takes for a relegation fight."

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