Pompey’s play-off spot confirmed as clubs vote for PPG model

LEAGUE ONE clubs have voted to end the regular season with immediate effect leaving Pompey facing a play-off semi-final clash against Oxford United.

An extraordinary English Football League, EFL, meeting saw third tier clubs agree to implement a points-per-game, PPG, model for the remaining fixtures. The move means Coventry City and Rotherham United are automatically promoted, with Portsmouth and Oxford joined by Fleetwood Town and Wycombe Wanderers in the play-offs.

Details of the play-off semi-finals are still to be finalised with the vote also meaning Bolton, Southend and Tranmere will be relegated to League Two.

Pompey issued a statement recently to notify supporters of their plan to assess the outcome of the vote before making a formal announcement on issues including season ticket holders’ compensation for games not played.

The Portsmouth statement read: “Once a decision has been announced (on how the season will end), the club will be able to advance discussions on a number of issues – both internally and with the Tony Goodall Fans’ Conference.

“This includes how season ticket holders and individual match ticket holders will be compensated in the event of fixtures either not taking place or being played behind closed doors.

“We will then look to confirm the result of these discussions with all of our supporters as soon as possible.

“Pompey would like to thank all of our loyal fans and club partners for their patience, understanding and support during these unprecedented times.”