Halford glad to help Pompey
Former Portsmouth defender Greg Halford admitted he couldn't put the club's future in jeopardy following his move to Nottingham Forest.
Halford joined Sean O'Driscoll's side last week but waived a pay-off for the remainder of his contract, thought to be around £1.5million. Pompey administrator Trevor Birch has spoken of his frustration at other players stalling on negotiations but the 27-year-old insisted he was more than willing to help. "If you speak to people close to me they will say I am not a selfish person - and I always wanted the best for the club," Halford told The Portsmouth News. "It was not a hard decision, to be honest. I wanted to do whatever I could to help Pompey and the fans. It had to be done and I was willing to walk away from my future earnings. "Obviously each player is a little different in all this and I have long been prepared to walk away from future earnings and the contract I was on."