Ahead of a meeting of League One clubs on Friday (May 15), Portsmouth Football Club can confirm that we believe every effort should be made to complete the 2019/20 campaign on the pitch.
Chief executive Mark Catlin said: “We owe it to supporters, staff, sponsors and football in general to do everything that we can to get this season completed.
“There are difficulties in achieving this and we fully understand that, but there is no need to currently make any kneejerk decisions in regards of voiding the season until we have all the information required to make an informed decision on the subject – ranging from safety, which remains our primary concern, through to the financial implications, both for this season and beyond, of taking such a drastic and momentous course of action.
“Even if the season goes on longer than we would all like, for the integrity of the sport we feel we should give it every opportunity to reach a natural – and, of course, safe – conclusion.”
💬 "From our point of view, we understand the difficulties that there are going to be to get this season completed, but we feel we owe it to our supporters, staff and football, in general, to do everything that we can to achieve a result via what goes on, on the pitch." #Pompey https://t.co/2tBPf7juXf pic.twitter.com/bCyoKutcCi— Portsmouth FC (@Pompey) May 14, 2020