Prime Minister David Cameron has thrown his support behind Portsmouth's battle for financial survival.

Pompey were last week issued with a winding-up order by Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) over an unpaid tax bill in the region of £1.6million, with the petition due to be heard in court on February 20.

Portsmouth's bank accounts were subsequently frozen on Monday although the south-coast outfit are confident they will be reactivated in the coming days so staff wages can be paid. The club are seeking new owners and want HMRC to give them more time to find a solution to their financial issues.

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