Portsmouth archives April 2012

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

Dexter Blackstock's second-half brace secured victory for Nottingham Forest as Portsmouth bid farewell to the npower Championship with a 2-0 defeat.

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

West Brom will not recall midfielder Scott Allan from loan to play against Aston Villa, meaning he can remain with Portsmouth.

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

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

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".

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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