Chief executive explains financial situation to fans

TALKS David Lampitt leaving a meeting with members of Pompey Supporters Trust.  Picture: Robin Jones
TALKS David Lampitt leaving a meeting with members of Pompey Supporters Trust. Picture: Robin Jones
Pompey keeper Luke McGee. Picture: Joe Pepler

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DAVID Lampitt has been praised for talking to supporters groups as Pompey search for a new owner.

The chief executive appeared at Pompey Fans Conference before the club’s home clash against Coventry City on Saturday, which the Blues won 2-1.

He answered questions tabled by the supporters’ groups at Pompey Study Centre as the club faces yet more turmoil after Convers Sports Initiatives, which owns Pompey, went into administration.

Scott Mclachlan, Pompey Supporters Trust spokesman, said: ‘It is the first time he has addressed us all.

‘Obviously he recognised that as we were meeting en masse it would be much better to meet us all.

‘He explained the current situation around Convers Sports Initiatives.

‘He explained that the football club is not currently in administration.

‘He also said that he’s not sure what the Football League will do yet about a points deduction.

‘He would like them to make a decision sooner rather than later because if we are bottom of the league with a points deduction it makes that particular job [of selling the football club] a lot harder.

‘I’m very pleased he came to talk to fans.’

CSI went into administration last week, and its co-founder, Vladimir Antonov, was bailed after appearing before an immigration hearing the previous Friday after a warrant was put out for his arrest by the Lithuanian government. He is accused of financial crimes connected to Snoras bank, of which he is the major shareholder.