Jones draws all the plaudits

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Roy Keane and Harry Redknapp joined forces to heap praise upon Sunderland striker Kenwyne Jones after the striker´s influential performance in his side´s 2-0 win over Portsmouth.

Jones shrugged off the knee injury which ruled him out of last week´s FA Cup defeat to Wigan to set up the first of Kieran Richardson´s two first-half goals, and afterwards Keane admitted the 23-year-old striker had become an almost indispensable part of his side while Redknapp - who handed him his Southampton debut in January 2005 - tipped him for a glittering future.

Keane said: "There´s one or two players we really struggle to do without and we saw Kenwyne today - he´s nowhere near fit but that shows what a good attitude he´s got. He´s struggling in terms of fitness but he still gave two centre halves problems and that´s why Kenwyne´s got a real chance of being a top, top player, because of his attitude."

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