Finnan admits to player worries

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Defender Steve Finnan admits the Portsmouth players cannot help but be worried by the club's current financial plight.

Avram Grant's men head into 2010 rooted to the bottom of the Barclays Premier League, following the 4-1 home defeat by title-chasers Arsenal on Wednesday night, and beset by financial worries and the players' salaries will not be cleared until after the bank holiday.

"The players obviously talk about what is going on, about getting paid, but as players we have to get on with our job for the club and hopefully things can resolve themselves, but I think no-one really seems to know what is going on," said Finnan. "It worries us, it is not nice for the fans, they have obviously been supporting the club for a long time, it is just not fair on them."

He added: "For the players it is the same - we want to play for the club.

"It concerns everyone involved, hopefully it will get resolved, but the players have to keep fighting away.

"I certainly heard the chants, and most of the players heard it.

"They are frustrated like anyone else and you can understand why.

"They have supported the team a long time.

"It must be really disappointing for them."

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