Pompey bosses will talk to players over claims

Mark Catlin
Mark Catlin
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POMPEY will hold a meeting with players today in the wake of the match-fixing allegations surrounding Sam Sodje.

Six people have been detained and bailed in an investigation by the National Crime Agency after it acted on information passed to it by the Sun on Sunday newspaper.

According to the paper, an undercover investigator met former Portsmouth player Sodje, who allegedly said he could arrange for footballers in the Championship to get themselves a yellow card in return for tens of thousands of pounds.

Fratton Park chiefs will speak to their current players about the claims and warn them to be vigilant.

Chief executive Mark Catlin said: ‘All you can do is check the people around you, notice anything suspicious and inform the players how serious an issue this is. We will be doing that as a club.’