League One news RECAP: Portsmouth boss assesses play-off possibility while Peterborough owner makes claim on unlikely mini-tournament supported by Sunderland

We’ve been bringing you all of the latest Pompey news throughout the day.

Tuesday, 19th May 2020, 9:47 am
Updated Tuesday, 19th May 2020, 6:08 pm
Fratton Park. Picture: Joe Pepler

There’s been plenty coming out at both Fratton Park and in League One, with clubs expected to meet later this week as they look to find a way on how to complete the season.

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Portsmouth news LIVE: Blues interested in Barnsley midfielder as plan backed by Sunderland and Peterborough to be scrapped

Last updated: Tuesday, 19 May, 2020, 17:36

  • Pompey still awaiting news on how their League One season will be completed
  • Extended play-offs not an option 
  • Blues declare interest for Cameron McGeehan

Welcome to our live blog. We'll be bringing you all the updates regarding all things Fratton Park and the League One season.

The latest from Jordan Cross on the mooted mini play-off tournament

The Pompey boss has declared his interest in the midfielder

Catlin on talkSPORT

Pompey chief executive Mark Catlin will again be on the airwaves later this morning. We'll bring you the snap updates of what he says about the League One season

Hull support null and void

The Tigers are the first Championship club who've declared that the season should be completed.

Former Crystal Palace on Simon Jordan

I'm very keen for the Football League to keep its integrity and complete its season.

We've followed the government guidelines right the way through. They've said its safe for sport behind close doors to recommence - who are we to go against that?

Mark Catlin

Catlin on the balance of clubs' votes in League One

Opinion I would say is split. Those that want to call it a day just about tip the balance then you go down the play-off route.

What quite a few clubs have been trying to do is look at a few solutions. Will it succeed? I really don't know.

It sums up the widening gap in football. The Championship and aligned with the Premier League, League Two have gone with non-league and then we're in the middle. 

The top teams in League One are leaning towards the Championship and the sides nearer the bottom are leaning towards League Two.

Catlin on setting a precedent

Not completing this season is setting a precedent for next. We have to make a conservative effort to try to kick-start League One. As an economy and society, given it's safe, we have to do what we can to set a precedent 

Catlin on completing the season

How can you go into next season selling season tickets in a few weeks when we haven't completed this season tickets satisfactorily? Then how can we sell season tickets if fans aren't allowed in?

We have a moral obligation to our sponsors and season-ticket holders to complete. 

At this moment, it seems as thought he economy of football is coming out of hibernation it's the wrong time to throw the towel in. We should be giving it as much opportunity to finish this season.

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