Appy: No quick answer over points loss

Pompey chief executive David Lampitt was at the Football League's London headquarters yesterday

Pompey chief executive David Lampitt was at the Football League's London headquarters yesterday

David Forde denies Alex Samuel during Saturday's game at Fratton Park Picture: Joe Pepler

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Pompey will have to wait to hear their points fate.

Blues boss Michael Appleton reckons there will be no quick decision from the Football League over whether his team will be hit with a deduction.

The League yesterday confirmed talks between them and Pompey are continuing after the club’s owners Convers Sports Initiatives went into administration.

That came at the League’s scheduled monthly meeting with members in London, with chief executive David Lampitt present.

Appleton underlined his belief he doesn’t feel Pompey will lose any points.

He said: ‘I was aware there was a league meeting, and there was one planned anyway.

‘I guess that at some point in that meeting our situation was brought up.

‘I’d be amazed if anything gets announced soon about their plans and the decisions they’ve come to.

‘Even if it’s in January or February that it happens, I’m pretty confident we’ll be okay and common sense will prevail.

‘If I’m honest, I have no major concerns over points being taken off. I’m fairly confident that we will be fine and we will be able to continue to do what we do.

‘I think we are going to be able to continue as we are and start looking upwards.’

A spokesman for the Football League explained more talks are now planned between them and Pompey.

He said: ‘At its meeting the board of the Football League discussed the current situation at Portsmouth Football Club. The League will now continue discussions with the club regarding the administration of its parent company and update the board at its next meeting.’

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