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."