Yet another former Pompey player has joined the list of players from the past and present to support the Pompey Supporter’s Trust community buyout option.
Former Pompey midfielder Richard Hughes has signed up to the trust’s bid along with former team-mates Rowan Vine and Gary O’Neil.
Zoe Ashdown, wife of Pompey’s goalkeeper Jamie Ashdown, confirmed on Twitter last week that Hughes had signed up to the bid.
We spoke to the Scotsman at the recent charity event that saw Hughes line-up alongside a number of Pompey’s greats for Linvoy’s Legends v Soccer AM, and he made it clear that he was keen to get involved.
Hughes said: “When you hit rock bottom the only way is up and I really genuinely believe if the club manage to see this through and get some sort of ownership going forward, that the ingredients to having a successful football club again are, and always will be, at Portsmouth because that comes from the fan base – and that’ the most important thing at a football club.
“If the club is able to survive financially then the fans will allow it to prosper, but first and foremost we need someone to come in and take ownership of it and the rest will take care of its self with the right people and hopefully keep as many of them as possible at the football club, and definitely the manager who looks to be a young promising manager.”
Referring to the trust bid, Hughes said: “I’m new to the social networking site Twitter, but I’ve had people contacting me on there and it is something I would definitely back to the hills.
“I’ve always said that when Portsmouth found themselves in this mess, the main people that suffer are the fans and if they could somehow be in control of the club and definitely more to do with the decision making I think that would be the best possible solution so I will definitely back any mention of that kind.”