The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Tom Black­ett

IT LOOKS set to be an ex­cit­ing end to the sea­son on and off the pitch for Portsmouth.

Yes­ter­day’s 2-1 win against New­port County at Frat­ton Park strength­ened Pom­pey’s grip on the third and fi­nal au­to­matic pro­mo­tion spot in League Two.

Paul Cook’s men have a six-point gap over fourth­placed Steve­nage.

Off the pitch, Portsmouth have an­nounced they are to en­ter into ex­clu­sive dis­cus­sions with former Walt Dis­ney chief ex­ec­u­tive Michael Eis­ner, 75, about a po­ten­tial takeover of the fan-owned club.

There will now be a 70day ne­go­ti­a­tion and due dili­gence pe­riod be­tween the par­ties.

Eis­ner is ex­pected to ex­plain his fu­ture strat­egy and plans for the club to all share­hold­ers and, if ne­go­ti­a­tions go well, share­hold­ers will vote on whether to ac­cept a deal.

IN­TER­EST: Michael Eis­ner

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