Pompey urged to sort out credit agreement

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POMPEY are being urged to make sure fans have plenty of time to buy season tickets using their credit cards.

The club has admitted it has still not resolved problems with its credit provider to allow fans to pay for tickets with a credit or debit card, but has emphasised that negotiations are ongoing.

Tickets were originally scheduled to go on general sale from yesterday but the club moved the deadline to May 3 after a backlash from angry fans who thought a two-week period of early bird sales was not long enough, as previously reported in The News.

It also originally claimed that fans would be able to pay by card from yesterday providing an agreement had been reached with the provider. But this date has been and gone. Now Pompey claim they hope to have the problem resolved before the early bird window ends on April 28.

Scott McLachlan, of Pompey Supporters Trust, said: ‘If they’re still working on it then we’re satisfied. As long as they have it sorted in a couple of weeks as promised and there is enough time for season ticket holders to be able to get their tickets then we will be happy.’ Currently tickets can only be bought by cash, cheque, or on a finance scheme with a firm called Zebra Finance.

Colin Farmery, of truebluearmy.com, said: ‘The club said they will resolve the issue.

‘Fans should give them the time and space to do so.’