Last updated : 08 September 2002 By
Harry Redknapp told this site that because of the fractured bone in Deon Burton's foot, it is unlikely that the deal is going to happen. He told Fratton Faithful:

"I like Deon, but he's injured and he's going back to Derby on Monday. We're not going to pay a fee for anybody and Derby are going to want a fee"

When asked about Sherwood he confirmed that he is still talking to the Midfielder and spoke to Spurs last week - if the deal happens then it will be a loan deal and then converted into a full transfer - rather like the Festa deal and a way of exploiting the current transfer deadline.

Throughout the match, Redknapp also became increasingly frustrated with Jason Crowe - and when he brought Harper on, he was angered by the substitutes performance as well. Don't be surprised if it is the right wing back position he strengthens before Sherwood arrives at the club....