League One season preview: Portsmouth

Portsmouth key man: Liam Lawrence Photo: PA

Manager: Michael Appleton

Position last season: 22nd in Championship

Nickname: Pompey

Ground: Fratton Park

Capacity: 21,100

Players in: N/A

Players out: Jason Pearce (Leeds, £500,000), Joel Ward (Crystal Palace, £400,000), Stephen Henderson (West Ham, undisclosed), Kelvin Etuhu (Barnsley, free), Hayden Mullins (Birmingham, undisclosed), Marko Futacs (Leicester, undisclosed compensation), Ricardo Rocha, Benjani Mwaruwari (both released), Jamie Ashdown (Leeds, free), Erik Huseklepp (SK Brann, free), Luke Varney (Leeds United, free), Greg Halford (Nottingham Forest, free), David Norris (Leeds, free), Aaron Mokoena (Bidvest Wits, free), David Kitson (released), Richard Hughes (Bournemouth, free)

Key man: Liam Lawrence - A reported target for Cardiff, but if he stays, Lawrence could be the man to inspire some belief into a beleaguered team.

Chances: If Portsmouth are still in existence by the time the season kicks off it will be a triumph. But they will start on minus 10 and, with hardly any senior players, another relegation looks inevitable.