Pompey court date delayed again

Blackburn have signed Everton striker Anton Forrester on a free


The 18-year-old has agreed a deal to keep him with the

Championship side until 2015 after a successful trial period.

Forrester joined the Toffees’ academy aged nine and went on to

feature regularly for the Under-16s and Under-18s.

More recently the youngster had been on the fringes of Alan

Stubbs’ development squad, making seven appearances for the

Under-21s this season.

The 24-year-old, sidelined for the last eight matches due to an

ankle ligament injury, was poised to return earlier but missed out

last week through illness.

“Josh Walker is back training and we’re delighted with that,”

manager Brian Laws told the club’s official website.

“He’d been ill, but he’s back now and is fighting for a spot in

the side. He strengthens us at a time when the squad isn’t the


Laws has also received a boost with regards to the fitness of

another midfielder, Damien Mozika, and defender Christian Ribeiro,

who have both been out with hamstring injuries sustained earlier

this month.

“Damien and Christian are about a couple of weeks away and are

progressing really well,” Laws added.

“It would be nice to get them back over this next couple of

weeks because we have a lot of games and our resources are

stretched to the maximum.”

League One Pompey have confirmed on their official website that

the hearing, which was due to be held on Thursday morning, will now

take place on February 14.

Two postponements have already been agreed to allow further

discussions between the administrator, PKF, and the club’s former

owner, Balram Chainrai.

Fans’ group the Pompey Supporters Trust want to take over the

club but their bid hinges on PKF gaining permission to sell the

Fratton Park ground, which is controlled by Chainrai.

The High Court case will set a valuation for the ground, with

both parties currently unable to agree on a price.

Portsmouth have been in administration since last February and

face a 10-point deduction if and when they exit.