Yakubu pledges to end drought against Pompey

Yakubu is on loan at Leicester until the end of the season
Yakubu is on loan at Leicester until the end of the season
Nathan Thompson played in a central midfield role against Scunthorpe. Picture: Joe Pepler

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Yakubu shrugged off his Leicester goal drought and insisted: I feel no pressure.

The Nigerian striker hasn’t netted for Sven-Goran Eriksson’s side since February 18 – five matches ago.

It is in stark contract to his impressive opening burst of four goals from the six games after joining the Foxes on loan from Everton.

Tomorrow, Yakubu will face former club Pompey, where he scored 43 goals in 84 starts.

His first club in English football, the Blues helped establish him as one of the deadliest strikers in the Premier League.

The goals aren’t quite flowing for the 28-year-old at the moment, though.

But Yakubu remains unconcerned over his recent barren run.

He said: ‘It is normal when you go three or four games without a goal, I am not under any pressure.

‘I expect to score every day and in every game I play, so when you stop scoring for three or four games it just takes a couple in one game to get you going again.

‘I am not under pressure and believe the goals will come again.

‘I have been unlucky in recent games. There have been some really good saves, which happens sometimes.

‘But I know the goals are going to come and I hope they will come tomorrow.’

Yakubu admitted he still has great feelings for Pompey.

He added: ‘I had a great time during my three years there and will have some good feelings playing against them.

‘Portsmouth is always in my heart and the fans were really good to me.

‘It is just a normal game and it will be just like playing against other clubs.

‘Whenever I have been back there with Middlesbrough and Everton, they always give me a good reception.

‘I left for the right reasons and have good feelings about the club.

‘I wish them the best of luck, but tomorrow we will be after the three points and trying to get promotion.’