Pompey Supporters’ Trust in pole position

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THE Football League has tonight confirmed it is only listening to the Pompey Supporters’ Trust bid for Portsmouth Football Club.

Last week the league said it was treating the fans group as the only contender to buy Pompey, and it has repeated that in a statement tonight.

The message comes despite a last-minute rival deal being put on the table by Keith Harris.

As previously reported, he is said to have been in contact with Pompey’s administrators, PKF, and is working with former Swansea chairman Steve Hamer and John Redgate, Portsmouth’s former finance director.

The party’s takeover could have involved leasing Fratton Park from Portpin.

A Football League spokesman said: ‘As stated after its most recent meeting, the Board of The Football League is not considering alternative applications for the transfer of Portsmouth’s share in The Football League.

‘Instead, it remains focussed on a successful transfer of share to the preferred bidder, the Pompey Supporters Trust.’

The league’s chairman Greg Clarke has previously said the Blues could be kicked out if a deal is not reached before the start of next season.