Portsmouth leave senior players behind to be sold
League One Portsmouth have flown to Spain for their pre-season tour without any of the club's senior professionals, reports BBC Sport. A squad of trialists and youngsters have made the trip for some warm-weather training and friendlies against Gibraltar and Brighton.
Pompey have eight senior players and need them all to leave to help exit administration and build a new squad on reduced wages.
"None of the senior players who were here last season will be travelling to Spain," boss Michael Appleton told BBC Radio Solent.