Grant expects Pompey focus

Portsmouth manager Avram Grant is confident that his players will not be distracted by not being paid in full last month when they face Burnley this weekend.

Pompey are reported to have finally found the funds needed to pay their employees on Friday afternoon and Grant believes that his squad will be focused on the job in hand against the Clarets.

He commented:"Even if they are not happy about this situation, they are professional. They know we need to win and they don't want to stay at the bottom of the league.

"They are proud players and no sportsman would want to be in this position – with money or without.

"Everybody isn't happy about this – not us, not the owner and not the players. But we have a game tomorrow and we need to concentrate on the game.

"When the players were informed about this, they were not happy.

"But they were very focused on the game in training and they know what is important. That's winning the games and we are thinking about this."

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