Potless Pompey

Portsmouth have confirmed that they have not paid their players’ wages for the last month. It’s the second time this season that the club have not paid their players on time, after the club had to borrow money for September’s wages. Since then the club has changed ownership, with Sulaiman al-Fahim being replaced with Saudi businessman Ali al-Faraj, but the financial situation doesn't seem to be improving on the south coast.

Portsmouth FC can confirm that the majority of the first team squad have not yet received their November salaries,’ a club statement said. ‘A proportion of their wages will be paid tomorrow [Friday] with the club's new owners working towards paying the remainder over the next few days.’

‘The last time we had a Premier League club in such difficulties was Leeds United and that was one we didn't expect to see again,’ Gordon Taylor, the chief executive of the Professional Footballers' Association, told Sky Sports News. ‘This has happened and we are going to have to try to deal with it.’

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