Appleton expresses Pompey concern

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Manager Michael Appleton has revealed his concerns following the arrest of Portsmouth's co-owner Vladimir Antonov on alleged fraud charges.

Appleton has had just two games in charge at Fratton Park, earning his first point in the 1-1 draw with Leicester on Saturday, but already has a crisis to contend with.

The 35-year-old admits it has been a difficult time at the club, and told Sky Sports News: "This has been traumatic. I have tried to keep it away from the players as best I can but it has been difficult because they want to know what is going on."

He added: "Having just arrived at the club it was not something I ever expected. I had sat down with the owners and discussed a five-year plan and visions for the future.

"All I and the players can do is keep going and hope it all sorts itself out. But this is a worry for all of us."

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