Huseklepp thinking of Pompey
Portsmouth striker Erik Huseklepp has vowed to shoot down their relegation rivals whilst on loan at Birmingham.
The Norweigian striker was forced to make the switch to St. Andrew's last week, although he admits he left Pompey with a heavy heart and intends to do everything he can to help them survive.
"The move was a big surprise for me. It's done now, though. I have a new challenge and I have to focus on that but I can still help Portsmouth against teams at the bottom," he told the Portsmouth News. "I hope and think the club are good enough to survive. The team just need to get the players back from injury. I hope so much we stay up."
Not content with saving his employers, Huseklepp also wants success with Birmingham, as this could lead to them knocking fierce rivals Southampton out of second place.
"And I really hope to push Southampton out of second place. Stopping Southampton would be the best thing possible as a Portsmouth man. There's a gap but we have a game in hand. I'm focused on doing as well as I can and achieving that."
Huseklepp has confirmed an agreement is in place between Birmingham and Portsmouth that the Norweigian will not feature in the game between the two clubs at Fratton Park on March 20th.