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Key date for Pompey's future

Trevor Birch, Joint administrator of Portsmouth Football Club, has released the following statement: “We can confirm that the hearing to determine the proposed sale of Fratton Park has been scheduled for December 13 and 14 in the High Court in London.

“This hearing is critical in deciding the future of Portsmouth Football Club. If the court agrees with the sale value of Fratton Park, we can sell the club as a going concern to to Pompey Supporters' Trust; if we lose, liquidation will become the most likely option.

“This court case is the culmination of months of hard work behind the scenes in trying to resolve the complex issues which this administration has posed. We will continue to work closely with the PST to finalise our case.”