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Unpaid jobseekers to debut for Portsmouth FC – or risk losing benefits

Crisis-hit football club Portsmouth FC today announced that it would be handing Championship debuts to four new players this Saturday, recruited to complete unpaid work experience under the government’s controversial Right To Work scheme for the long-term unemployed.

Due to its precarious financial position, the FA barred the club from signing any footballers in the January transfer window. And after selling a number of top players in a frantic cost-cutting exercise, manager Michael Appleton found himself short of a goalkeeper, a defender and two strikers for Saturday’s crucial fixture against fellow strugglers Bristol City.

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Posted: Mar 17th, 2012
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