Laws unhappy with Pompey request

Cash-strapped Pompey have requested permission to be able to move

on players in a desperate attempt to ease crippling debts. The

Fratton Park outfit, seven points behind Burnley at the bottom of

the Premier League, are facing a winding-up hearing at the High

Court on March 1. Laws can sympathise with the situation Portsmouth

have found themselves in but is adamant that exceptions should not

be made for one club. The Burnley boss said: “We all work within

rules and regulations. “That is the way the Football League or

Premier League has worked for hundreds of years. “Why should we

have to change that for one particular club who are finding it very

difficult with their finances? “Whilst we have every sympathy with

a football club that has difficulties, the only ones they should be

looking at are themselves. “They should be looking in a mirror to

find the answer. They got themselves into it, (they should) get

themselves out of it. “I would hate to think the Premier League

would allow them such a ridiculous thing beyond the transfer

window. “Allowing them to get a player out of the door, get some

money and finances in, and then he goes and scores a goal against

us that could be the goal that takes us down – that’s ridiculous.

“I would think 100 per cent of the Premier League would be saying

the same, so I don’t think they would get much support from the

Premier League clubs.”