Portsmouth have been told by the Football League they will have to start the new season on -10 points if they are to be allowed into League One.
The club are in administration while the Pompey Supporters' Trust and Balram Chainrai vie for ownership. But the League has told both potential owners the club must agree to certain conditions to play this season. As well as a 10-point deduction, these include paying all football creditors in full. Trevor Birch, joint administrator of Portsmouth, said: "We are extremely disappointed the Football League has decided to impose yet another penalty."