New man throws his hat in the ring to buy club

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A POTENTIAL buyer says he is interested in becoming Pompey’s new owner.

Businessman Keith Gregory – who says he is related to the Gregory family that previously owned the club – has held talks with administrator Andrew Andronikou.

Mr Gregory said: ‘I spoke with Mr Andronikou yesterday and we are talking about meeting up this Thursday.

‘That is how we have left it.

‘I’m related to Martin Gregory, but I’m not prepared to go into the details about that now.’

Mr Andronikou confirmed Mr Gregory is an interested buyer and said that initial contact has been made and hopes to meet him tomorrow.

He also confirmed Keith is related to previous club owners Jim and Martin Gregory.

Jim Gregory owned Pompey from 1988 to 1994, when he was forced to step down due to ill health.

The club was passed onto his son Martin, who was unpopular with fans as the team suffered heavy losses.

The club was then sold to Milan Mandaric in 1999.