Portsmouth administrator Trevor Birch believes the club may now complete the season, after the Football League gave them a financial boost on Wednesday night.

The League have agreed to resume Basic Awards payments to the npower Championship's bottom club, following discussions with Birch. The payments are normally made on a monthly basis to all League clubs and are worth around £200,000 to Championship sides.

"I am pleased to confirm that there have been some positive developments at Portsmouth Football Club over the last few days," said Birch.

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