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Portsmouth 48 hours away from entering administration

Portsmouth could be forced into administration before Tuesday.

The Sunday Mirror says Portsmouth have less than 48 hours to save themselves from top-flight oblivion.

A rescue package by a South African consortium is being hastily put together in a bid to stop Pompey becoming the first Premier League club to fall into administration.

The stricken club are awaiting proof of funds from the new prospective buyers before rushing through the purchase in order to see off a £12million winding-up order by HMRC in the High Court on March 1.

But if that proof is not forthcoming by the close of business tomorrow, administration - and relegation - will be inevitable.

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