Davis only interested in Pompey survival

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Sean Davis how vowed to put the uncertainty surrounding his future to one side and focus fully on helping Portsmouth avoid relegation.

The 29-year-old midfielder is one of several first-team regulars whose contract is up in the summer, with the likes of captain Sol Campbell, Kanu and versatile defender Hermann Hreidarsson also coming to the end of their current deals at Fratton Park.

"There are a few players - including myself - who are out of contract at the end of the season, but we will worry about that at the end of the season," insisted Davis, signed from Spurs in January 2006.

Former manager Harry Redknapp - who brought many of the players to Pompey and guided them to FA Cup success last season before joining Tottenham - has been linked with summer moves for England international defender Glen Johnson and centre-back Sylvain Distin, while strikers Peter Crouch and John Utaka are both said to be attracting interest at home and in Europe.

Davis would be a free agent when his contract expires, and is reportedly a target for Wigan.

However, for the moment, with Pompey - under caretaker boss Paul Hart - still probably needing another win to be safe following the 3-0 home defeat by Arsenal, Davis maintains getting the results needed now is all that is on the players' minds.

Davis added: "At the moment it is all about making sure everything is right on the pitch. There will be time to sort out our futures in the summer.

"Once you get on the pitch you forget about things like that, you just want to do your best and fight for the cause - you have to approach the game in the same way you would if you had a three or four-year contract.

"Even if players were looking to move at the end of the season - which I do not think many here are - then you are not going to impress anyone by shirking challenges or playing half-heatedly."

Davis added: "The players are all behind Paul Hart and Brian Kidd, so we are confident that we can get the results we need to stay in the Premier League, then we can rebuild and start to push on and progress like we have done over the last few years."

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