Pompey Fans Made To Wait Over Club's Future

Portsmouth fans will have to wait a little longer for the fate of their club to become clearer after the court case over the sale of Fratton Park was adjourned until the end of the month.

The cash-strapped club's High Court case had been due to be heard today (15/01/13), but the judge has granted an adjournment until January 31.

Fans' group the Pompey Supporters Trust want to take over the club, but their bid hinges on administrators PKF gaining permission to sell the Fratton Park ground, which is controlled by former Portsmouth owner Balram Chainrai.

The initial hearing was postponed last month to allow further discussions to take place between PKF and Chainrai's company Portpin.

Portsmouth joint administrator Trevor Birch said in a statement last night: ''Following discussions last week, all parties agreed to ask the Court for an adjournment until 31 January. We have been informed this afternoon that the judge has granted this request.''

Portsmouth have been in administration since last February and face a 10-point deduction if and when they exit.

They are currently in the relegation zone in npower League One, have not won any of their last 14 matches and have this week let five players, including captain Brian Howard, leave the club at the end of their short-term contracts.