Beattie Could Return For Pompey Clash

Last updated : 10 November 2004 By Sam
And , the Saints boss has said he is hoping for a positive reaction from his players after the humiliating 5-2 defeat at Watford on Tuesday night.

"James could be available. We will have to wait and see,” he said.

“We could be at our most healthy for a long time.

“The players shouldn’t need picking up, it's Portsmouth at home on Saturday and I’m confident there will be a positive reaction to that if they are the group of people I think they are.

“It is a massive game and if we can win that this defeat at Watford won’t exactly be forgotten - there’s no chance of that with me because the performance is a reflection on my ability - but it would certainly fade in the memory a bit.”