Portsmouth news and transfers RECAP: the latest from League One while potential play-off opponents begin Covid-19 testing

League One clubs will vote next week on how the 2019-20 season will be concluded amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Friday, 5th June 2020, 8:48 am
Updated Friday, 5th June 2020, 7:19 pm
Fratton Park. Picture: Graham Hunt
Fratton Park. Picture: Graham Hunt

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Portsmouth news and transfer LIVE: the latest from the League One while Blues boss eyes swap deals

Last updated: Friday, 05 June, 2020, 16:11

  • League One clubs to vote on season on Tuesday
  • 2019-20 campaign likely to be curtailed and decided via points per game 

Welcome to our live blog. We’ll be bringing you all the latest updates at Pompey and in League One throughout the day

Swaps a possibility

There’s not going to be a lot of cash around during the next transfer window - and Jackett believes clubs will have to be smarter how they conduct their business 

A frank admission from John Curtis

The play-offs are looking more and more likely for Pompey

Pompey are ready to step training up

The Blues have been social distancing while training at their Roko base. Close contact now expected from Monday. Read more below

Pompey boss gives insight into players' training mindset as League One waits for testing to begin

Pompey are ready to begin close-contact training ahead of the season’s likely resumption.

Things are beginning to gear up

Pompey are stepping up their training programme - and now their potential play-off opponents are 

Peterborough have given up hopes of promotion

Posh director of football Barry Fry has been canvassing clubs in the hope they’ll vote for Tranmere’s proposal of a points-per-game method with a margin for error.

He knows it’s now futile trying further.

Fry told the Peterborough Telegraph: 'There’s no incentive for the teams set to contest a four-team rather than an eight-team play-off and the teams at the bottom are not interested either.

'Tranmere’s proposal includes a 25-team League One next season which means solidarity money would be reduced as it would split 25 ways instead of 24 and clubs reckon they can’t afford that. Clubs are also claiming they would have to pay £90K to help fund the rest of the season and they don’t want to do that. 

'It’s a big shame, but at least we had a go. Indeed the passion and commitment our chairman has shown throughout this time has been second to none. I feel for him, his co-owners, the manager and players, and the fans. This whole process has been allowed to drag on too long. I’m not sure all the clubs have studied the detail in the proposal. They will all still act in their own interests.'

Taylor extends Oxford loan ahead of play-offs

Oxford suffered a blow when Nathan Holland was recalled by West Ham ahead of a potential play-off clash with Pompey.

But the U’s have today been informed that striker Matty Taylor, on loan from Ipswich, will be available for the remainder of the campaign.

The striker has scored 17 goals this season - including Oxford’s late equaliser in their 1-1 draw at Fratton Park in November.

Read the full story on Peterborough's position ahead of Tuesday's vote

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