Happy James up for fight
England keeper wants to stay and help Pompey stay in top-flight
By Steve Pass. Last Updated: October 24, 2009 11:43am
England keeper David James insists he is happy at Portsmouth and wants to stay and help the club's relegation fight.
Old boss Harry Redknapp is being linked with a January swoop for the 39-year-old to bolster his ranks at high-flying Tottenham.
But James says he is happy at Fratton Park, believing there is a 'good vibe' about the place, while his eldest son, 15-year-old DJ, is also training with the club.
James said: "I am happy. My son is training with the club.
"I'd rather the team were in a better position but, as a player, I am responsible for where the team ends up.
"With the ownership settled, most things are in place. We just need to pick up some results.
"It is surreal right now because there is a good vibe about the place for a club at the bottom."
Going into Saturday's crucial clash at third-from-bottom Hull, the shot-stopper believes the fans are right behind the players and coaching staff.
He said: "Hull is an opportunity. We are not playing badly or looking like a side that does not belong here.
"The fans booed us off earlier in the season but that has changed.
"They understand we are trying and the gaffer and the coaching staff are all part of this make-up."