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Pompey players in dark, admits Finnan

Irish defender Steve Finnan admits that Portsmouth's players can't help but be worried by the club's financial plight.

Pompey had hoped the outstanding player salaries would be processed yesterday but the December salaries will now not be paid until next Tuesday.

This is the third time this season Portsmouth have been unable to pay players' wages on time. Avram Grant's men head into 2010 rooted to the bottom of the Premier League and beset by financial worries.

Finnan knows it is a testing time for all involved.

"The players obviously talk about what is going on, about getting paid, but as players we have to get on with our job for the club and hopefully things can resolve themselves, but I think no one really knows what is going on," he said.

"It worries us, it is not nice for the fans, they have been supporting the club for a long time. For the players it is the same -- we want to play for the club.

"It concerns everyone involved, hopefully it will get resolved," added Finnan.

Irish Independent