Pompey fans make Chainrai plea

Former owner Chainrai this week withdrew his offer to buy back

Portsmouth, leaving the Pompey Supporters’ Trust as the only

remaining bidder.

But Hong Kong businessman Chainrai’s company Portpin remains

Pompey’s biggest creditor and the PST have urged him to negotiate

with them over the value of the club’s ground, Fratton Park.

In an open letter to Chainrai, the PST said: “We now believe the

only stumbling block to the trust achieving an acceptable deal is

the difference over our valuation of the ground.

“Therefore we respectfully ask you to provide us with a

valuation supported by a least two independent commercial valuers

which we will then enable us to consider our position in the hope

of responding with an acceptable offer.”

Meanwhile manager Michael Appleton, who signed 10 players on

one-month contracts on Thursday, has added another four loan

signings to his squad.

Reading goalkeeper Mikkel Andersen, Chelsea midfielder Conor

Clifford and defenders Paul Connolly, of Leeds, and Burnley’s Kevin

Long have agreed one-month loan deals.