Portsmouth FC future update

The High Court case concerning the future of Portsmouth Football Club will take place by mid-April at the latest.

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Pompey fans pleased with court hearing

The value of Fratton Park is a key issue in the sale of the club Credit: Press Association Images

The Portsmouth Supporters Trust (PST) say it's pleased after the latest court hearing regarding the future of the club. The club has been in administration since February last year, with millions owed to creditors and the tax man. The PST want to take over the running of the club.

PST chairman Ashley Brown said: 'As presented in court today our bid is fully funded and ready to go and we hope a date can be found in the near future to resolved this matter so the Trust can start the job of rebuilding the club.

'The Football League has also cleared up any confusion by making it clear for a third time that it will only consider a bid from PST."

Administrators respond to Portsmouth FC court date

The administrators of Portsmouth Football Club, PKF, have responded to the news from the High Court that the case to determine the future of the team will take place by 19 April at the latest.

The club has been in administration since February 2012. A collective of fans and supporters The Pompey Supporters' Trust are hoping to buy the club. The court case hinges on the ownership of the side's Fratton Park ground.

“We are pressing ahead with the case that is seeking the court’s consent for the disposal of Fratton Park to the PST (Pompey Supporters Trust).

"The court has this morning confirmed that the case will be heard by 19 April at the latest, which will enable us to meet the Football League's deadline for the sale of the club, subject to a favourable ruling. We hope that, in the next few days, the court will be able to set a specific date for this hearing.

"The court was also made aware that correspondence has been exchanged between the Football League and Portpin which seems to lead to some ambiguity with the League's previous public statements that no other bid would be considered at this late stage. We will be seeking clarification from the League as a matter of urgency."

– Spokesman for PKF, Portsmouth Football Club administrators


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