Pompey plan to ‘reverse’ points blow

Administrator Trevor Birch plans more talks with the Football League
Administrator Trevor Birch plans more talks with the Football League

Pompey have announced their plans to stage talks with the Football League to ‘reverse’ their 10-point deduction next season.

Blues administrator Trevor Birch has spoken of his disappointment at the sanction placed on the club by the League.

The League have offered membership to the club’s new owners for the 2012-13 campaign - subject to a number of conditions.

That includes starting with the points loss - which Birch feels is unfair.

He said: ‘We are extremely disappointed that the Football League has decided to impose yet another penalty on the club.

‘The fans, players and staff have suffered enough for something for which they weren’t responsible. We feel it is unjustified for the club to be punished further.

‘We will have further discussions with the League in order to explore whether we can give them more comfort, particularly with regards to the old CVA creditors, and thereby have the decision reversed in respect of a points deduction.’