Kanu wants to play more for Portsmouth

Portsmouth striker Nwanko Kanu has not been a regular for Pompey this season but the Nigerian international star says that he is ready to fight and groove into the first xi of Harry Redknapp’s team.

Kanu has been warming the bench more often than he has been flexing his muscles on the pitch since January. He has gone down in Redknapp’s pecking order by the arrival of strikers Jermaine Defoe and Milan Baros.

Kanu says:

Whenever I come on it’s my chance to contribute and work hard for the team.

I scored a goal as well. I haven’t done that for a while, and helped the team win so it was pleasing.

But for me, every player who sits on the bench doesn’t enjoy it, you want to be out there playing and I am no different.

As a substitute, it is always difficult. The first 10 minutes is hard, it takes time to adjust to the speed of the game – it is 10 minutes after that when you get into it.

You need time to make an impact but as a substitute it doesn’t happen.

It can be annoying, especially in a game like this when we have more chances to score more goals.

I want to spend the rest of the season starting matches, not as a substitute.

Well, seems like Kanu could be heading for the exit door at Fratton Park in the summer.

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