Birch hopes trust bid will be ready next week

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ADMINISTRATOR Trevor Birch has said he hopes the Pompey Supporters’ Trust will have their bid ready in a week.

Following Balram Chainrai’s decision to pull out of bidding for Portsmouth FC the pressure has increase on the trust to finalise their offer.

Mr Birch said the Football League would also have to see their bid and it would have to address football creditors, such as the players who are owed money.

‘I would hope by the end of next week the trust will say to me we are ready to go,’ he said.

‘It can’t take too much longer, I hope by the end of next week we will have a good idea of what is going to happen. It’s getting close now.

‘They will need to go back to the Football League with a business plan that is acceptable,’ added Birch.

‘The compromise agreements also need to be revisited and we need to look at the trust plan and see what can now be paid to the football creditors.’