Barnsley boss Hill: I've got no sympathy for Pompey
Barnsley manager Keith Hill has 'no
sympathy whatsoever' for the financial crisis that is engulfing
Portsmouth after they were forced into administration for the second
time in as many years.
Heaven help us: Portsmouth's Joel Ward (left)
Barnsley claimed a 2-0 victory over
Portsmouth, and Hill admitted: 'I've got no sympathy whatsoever for
Portsmouth, absolutely none, because they've spent money they can't
afford. They've recruited players at the beginning of the season knowing
full well they were still in debt from the previous administration.
'They've recruited players that I
can't afford to recruit and they are paying the type of wages that I
could only dream about paying, so how can I have sympathy for any
football club who are competitive against me in a league when I haven't
got the same advantages as Portsmouth'
Since entering administration on Friday, Portsmouth have been deducted 10 points, while injuries restricted them to naming only three substitutes for the defeat at Oakwell, a situation administrator Trevor Birch plans to address on Monday.
Portsmouth boss Michael Appleton said: 'I spoke to him this morning and it was quite positive from my point of view, because he said that the first thing he would be addressing was to make sure we had more players in the building.
'I'm not sure how he's going to do that, but we do have a small squad and a horrendous injury situation.'