Portsmouth administrator Andronikou set for crunch talks with Premier League

By Sportsmail Reporter

Portsmouth administrator Andrew Andronikou will meet with the Premier League on Thursday to discuss the club's plight, although the subject of a nine-point penalty will not be resolved until their next appearance in court on March 15.

Bottom club Pompey went into administration on Friday with estimated debts of £78million, including an outstanding tax bill of £12.1m, and look set to be deduced the points, which would effectively seal their fate.

Andrew Andronikou

Talks: Andrew Andronikou will speak to the Premier League on Thursday

Nevertheless, South Africa midfielder Aaron Mokoena, in line to return to the squad for Saturday's FA Cup quarter-final against Birmingham following seven matches out with a knee problem, maintains the team will battle until the end.

'The good thing at the moment is at least we know where we stand with administration. That's a big relief,' Mokoena told the Portsmouth News.

'We just have to try to get ourselves back in the Premier League again next year, but it is not over, we still have a lot of games to play.'

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