Portsmouth archives April 2012

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Appleton backs Hodgson

Portsmouth manager Michael Appleton has backed Roy Hodgson to be a success as England manager.

Duo head Pompey exit list

Jason Pearce and Greg Halford were not included in Portsmouth's squad at Nottingham Forest due to agreements with potential suitors.

Appleton focused on next term

Michael Appleton admits he has begun preparing for League One as Portsmouth suffered a 2-0 defeat at Nottingham Forest.

Appleton wants pick of players

Michael Appleton hopes Portsmouth's stature as the "big fish" of npower League One will help him lure players to Fratton Park this summer.

Futacs happy at Pompey

Marco Futacs insists he would be happy to stay at Portsmouth despite their relegation to League One.

Rebuilding job for Appleton

Michael Appleton has pledged to rebuild Portsmouth both on and off the pitch following relegation to npower League One.

Appleton keen to stay at Pompey

Portsmouth boss Michael Appleton has pledged to lead his side in npower League One next season, provided he has "the tools to do the job properly".

Pompey consigned to relegation

Portsmouth will be in the third tier of English football for the first time in 30 years after their relegation was confirmed by Derby.

Pompey without McGuire

Portsmouth will be without on-loan striker Chris McGuire as they attempt to stave off relegation for at least another week against Derby.

Scapuzzi leaves Pompey

Luca Scapuzzi has returned to Manchester City after a disappointing loan spell at Portsmouth.

Appleton puts pressure on City

Michael Appleton feels the relegation scrap is "Bristol City's to lose" despite Portsmouth sealing a vital 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.

Great escape still on for Pompey

Portsmouth's slender chances of playing in the npower Championship next season remain alive after they clinched three points with a 2-1 win over Crystal Palace.

Appleton to ring changes

Portsmouth manager Michael Appleton is likely to make changes to his starting line-up for the npower Championship clash with Crystal Palace.

Appleton thinks it's all over

Manager Michael Appleton still believes Portsmouth are 500-1 outsiders to avoid relegation despite their dramatic 4-3 win over Doncaster.

Rocha boost for Pompey

Portsmouth defender Ricardo Rocha has been passed fit for the clash with fellow npower Championship strugglers Doncaster.

Mixed emotions for Appleton

Portsmouth manager Michael Appleton conceded he felt a mixture of emotions after the dramatic 2-2 derby draw at Southampton.

Scapuzzi debut beckons

George Thorne will be missing for Portsmouth when they make the short trip to fierce derby rivals Southampton.

Pompey extend Maguire stay

Portsmouth have extended Chris Maguire's loan from npower Championship rivals Derby until the end of the season.

Appleton targets Saints scalp

Portsmouth boss Michael Appleton has called on his players to turn themselves into heroes this weekend.

Thorne worry for Pompey

Portsmouth's George Thorne is a doubt with an ankle injury ahead of the south-coast derby with Southampton.


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