Whittingham wants High Court clarity

Pompey caretaker boss Guy Whittingham
Pompey caretaker boss Guy Whittingham
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Guy Whittingham has called for clarity following the latest Pompey developments in the High Court.

The Fratton Park valuation hearing – the final hurdle to the Pompey Supporters’ Trust taking control of the club – must be heard by April 19, it was decided yesterday.

Administrators PKF believe a favourable outcome for the Trust will allow them to meet the end-of-season deadline date set by the Football League to complete the sale and avoid Pompey being kicked out of the League.

And Whittingham is looking for talks to see how things stand.

He said: ‘April 19 is the final date for the court case and our season finishes on April 28. That’s nine days before the end of the season, so there’s not a lot of space there.

‘I need to find out what’s gone on and where we are.

‘If, for example, that was the cut-off date, I don’t think we’d make it.

‘The league say it needs sorting by the end of the season but they have also said it needs to be done by their AGM, which is in June some time. So that would give us a bit longer.

‘It’s a grey area. All these kinds of things need to be clarified.

‘We’re not sure at this moment of time and we want to know where things stand. It doesn’t help when things keep going backwards. But we have to keep trying to get a team out there to be competitive.’