Fletcher: We feel for stricken Blues

Carl Fletcher
Carl Fletcher
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Understandable for Pompey man to have the hump

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Plymouth boss Carl Fletcher insists he feels for Pompey’s plight.

The former Wales midfielder saw Argyle narrowly avoid their own brush with oblivion after they were in administration in 2011 and has voiced his hopes for Pompey.

Fletcher said: ‘We can relate to what they are going through.

‘It must be a horrible time for everyone involved.

‘We hope they get something sorted, not just for the near future but for the long term, because Portsmouth is a great club with great tradition.’

The former Bournemouth midfielder also admitted he had no issue with facing Pompey’s youth team – if that meant survival for the Blues.

Fletcher said: ‘We are not too sure what team they will have. I think we are literally going to have to wait for the teamsheet to come in to see who they have got on their books, so to speak.

‘It’s a situation that’s out of our hands.

‘The most important thing in the long run, from Portsmouth’s point of view, is that they have a football club. If that means they send a youth team down here, then so be it.’

– DOM GEMSKI