Last updated : 08 September 2002 By
Barry Fry is one of the game's characters - good friends with Harry Redknapp and Jim Smith and the dug outs at Fratton Park on Tuesday night will be one place to be a fly on the wall.

When asked about Pompey's form, Barry said:

"Frightening, Pompey are the best team out of the Premiership. Credit has to be given to Milan Mandaric who has bankrolled the club and Paul Merson has to be the best signing of the summer - I think he's already won you the Championship. Harry has brought well and the team are strong all over"

When asked whether Peterbrough will be looking to nick at win at Fratton Park or trying to get a draw, Fry replied:

"I'll be pleased if we get a corner, it's our cup final but I wouldn't be surprised if Pompey put six or seven past us"

Redknapp was quick to counter this claims telling this site:

"Peterbrough are going to come here and fight for every ball and I tell you this - if they score and Barry runs past the dug out, I'm going to trip him up"

Fighting talk before the cup clash on Tuesday...