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Football League resume payments to enable Portsmouth to see out season

Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch believes the club may now fulfil their fixtures for the season, after the Football League gave them a financial boost. The League has agreed to resume Basic Awards payments to the Championship's bottom club, following discussions with Birch.

The payments are normally made on a monthly basis to all League clubs and are worth around £200,000 to Championship sides.

Birch said: "I am pleased to confirm that there have been some positive developments at Portsmouth Football Club over the last few days. I have held constructive talks with The Football League, who have been incredibly supportive.

"The League have confirmed that we will receive the four outstanding payments for the current season as and when they fall due, subject to any outstanding balances owed to other clubs.

"This money will go a long way towards plugging the club's financial gap and allowing us to complete the season."

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