POMPEY have been docked 10 points after going into administration.
The Football League (FL) deducted the points with immediate effect last night after it was confirmed Pompey were in the hands of administrators.
The club has now fallen from 18th down to 21st in the Championship – just above the relegation zone with 25 points.
Only goal difference is keeping them above Coventry City, who are in 22nd place.
In a statement the League said: ‘Portsmouth Football Club have been deducted 10 points in accordance with Football League rules and regulations.
‘This sporting sanction has been implemented with immediate effect, following formal confirmation that the club is in administration.
‘Portsmouth have seven days in which to appeal.
‘The Football League will now begin dialogue with the administrator aimed at achieving a successful sale of the club and its continuation in league football.’