Portsmouth forced to move out of training facilities in bid to save costs

The relegation battlers have revealed that they will now train at the stadium in a bid to cut costs

Portsmouth have revealed that they will be leaving their training facilities in Eastleigh as a cost-cutting measure.

The League One club have entered administration twice since 2010, and have arguably been English football's biggest economic casualty, having won the FA Cup as recently as 2008, reached the final again in 2010 and suffered relegations from the Premier League (2010) and Championship (2012) as the points deductions incurred through administration compounded their decline.

The club's statement read: "Portsmouth Football Club will stop using the training facilities at the Wellington Sports Ground in Eastleigh at the end of the month.

"Going forward, the club will use Fratton Park and will also look to use other facilities in the city."

Pompey currently sit in the drop-zone of the third tier (League One), two points from safety in 21st place, with five wins from 26 games played.

They have lost each of their last four matches and have not tasted victory since 20 October - 14 games ago.

Caretaker manager Guy Whittingham has said he is not sure which of his players will still be at Fratton Park after the January transfer window shuts.

His uncertainty reflects the fact that the stricken club are in administration, meaning most of the 19-man squad are on short-term deals and entitled to leave at any time.