Coventry City's next opponents Portsmouth face the spectre of another points deduction after their parent company went into administration.
The Sky Blues travel to Fratton Park on Saturday desperate for points as they continue their battle for Championship survival, but Pompey insist that the financial plight is with their parent company and not the club, so they shouldn't be penalised with a ten point deduction.
Despite the claims from Portsmouth, the situation they now find themselves in is similar to the one to which they were in two years ago when their previous parent company went into administration and the club were deducted points.
A ten point penalty would put Portsmouth, currently on 20 points, 3 points under Coventry City, who are currently on a pathetic 13 points and effectively move City up one place in the Championship league table.
Bristol City are also in deep financial trouble and need to find ways to save money. Bristol have recently revealed losses amounting to £11.4 million, but are not in any immediate danger of sanctions like Portsmouth, although they are actively seeking a reduction in their running costs.
Bristol are currently just three places above Coventry in the table and with the possibility of losing key players in the January transfer window as a way of reducing their wage bill and generating funds from transfer fees, their plight could worsen considerably.
“We have all got belief in each other that we will start picking wins up and we can’t wait for Saturday. It would be lovely to go there and get a result.