Probe doesn’t faze Andronikou

Portsmouth's administrator Andrew Andronikou has played down the significance of the crisis-torn club being ordered back to the High Court.

Pompey have been told they must return later this month after Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs challenged the club's decision to go into voluntary administration.

HMRC believes Andronikou is not independent and a judge has agreed, ruling that there was a 'shadow cast over the appointment of Pompey's administrators'.

The club entered administration last Friday but have yet to be deducted nine points as their future remains shrouded in doubt.

But despite the latest setback to strike the Premier League's bottom club, an upbeat Andronikou is not unduly concerned.

"They have asked for some information to substantiate the chargeholder's debt, which we have got anyway," he explained.

"It is not me, if you look at the semantics of the order, it is the company.

"The company have to provide the information so I am just getting on with what I have to do.

"HMRC have a right to ask questions and we have answers so we are moving on as normal.

"We are all very relaxed. It doesn't affect things whatsoever. In terms of what I am doing everything is continuing as normal.

"It is just as it was on Friday."

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