Only seven names were registered for Pompey as they faced Bolton in a pre-season friendly in 2012.

International football, £20m move and wanted by likes of Leeds United and West Brom: Where are the last seven Portsmouth players left with club on brink of liquidation in 2012?

Ten years ago a threadbare Pompey squad faced Bolton in a pre-season friendly at Fratton Park after their Premier League relegation.

By Pepe Lacey
Wednesday, 25th May 2022, 2:30 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th May 2022, 2:37 pm

On that day, there were just seven players named on the matchday programme, as Michael Appleton was dealt with the challenging task of rebuilding his side while the club was on the brink of liquidation.

After a 1-0 win to Aldershot in the Blues’ first pre-season friendly in 2012, Appleton fielded an unrecognisable team who came out triumphant against the Trotters - defeating Owen Coyle’s side 3-0 at Fratton Park.

Among many of those who started were triallists, there were seven registered names in Pompey’s line-up.

Here’s are those players – and where they are now.

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