Mark Catlin reveals key conclusions over Portsmouth's Wembley final major players are in agreement over

Pompey have accepted their planned trip to Wembley has to be put firmly on the backburner amid the coronavirus crisis.

Monday, 27th April 2020, 11:42 am
Updated Monday, 27th April 2020, 11:44 am

But the desire remains for the Trophy final to be played in front of a crowd rather than behind closed doors.

Blues chief executive Mark Catlin explained they are positions echoed by all the main players involved in the clash with Salford City.

Kenny Jackett’s men were due to play the final on April 5 at the home of the football in the lower-league showpiece event.

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The match has been postponed, however, with the hope it can be played at a new date moving forward once the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic resides.

That was a clear indication the desire is for supporters to be involved in the occasion whenever the game is played

Catlin stated all the parties involved appear to be on the same page over the way forward for the clash.

Pompey fans at Wembley last year

He said: ‘With regard to the EFL Trophy the league is the priority in terms of getting people back to work.

‘While the EFL Trophy is important to us, Salford, the EFL and there’s a general acceptance that it will have to take a back seat at the moment.

‘There is still a desire, however, for that game to be played at Wembley and with fans in attendance whenever that date may be.’