Like everyone connected with Pompey, manager Michael Appleton is waiting and hoping.
The future of the club remains in the balance with Friday’s deadline looming for a deal to be done to prevent liquidation.
Appleton and his band of trialists will report for training in Eastlegh on Friday hoping to hear the news that the club is safe.
They have been ultra-professional throughout the club’s heightening crisis – epitomised by another polished pre-season performance at AFC Wimbledon on Tuesday night.
Eight of the starting line-up are on trial and two are unlikely to be around if Pompey survive.
But once again they combined slickly in a 2-0 win that made it three straight pre-season wins without a goal conceded.
A noisy band of around 800 Pompey fans saw first half goals by Luke Rodgers and Liam Walker see off AFC Wimbledon at the Cherry Red Records Stadium.
There is less than a week to the club’s opening game of the season in the Capital One Cup at Plymouth.
But first comes Friday.
Appleton said: “We still need to come to an agreement with Tal Ben Haim and Liam Lawrence, while discussions between the administrators and potential owners are going on as we speak.
“The lads are back into training on Friday and hopefully by then everyone will be in a happier frame of mind, knowing the club is secure.
“I’m just doing my job and getting on with the football side of things. I can’t affect anything that goes on between the administrator, Portpin and the Supporters Trust.
“That’s why I’ve not thought too much about would could happen. I’ll wait to see what happens over the next 24 hours or so.”
If Pompey survive then the first job for Appleton is to sign a whole team of players.
He said: “We’ve got a league cup tie in a few days time and we will need to get some serious transfer business done before then.
“And if that happens we’re going to need a lot of luck over the next five or six weeks. It will probably be the least prepared any side will have been for a league campaign.
“But hopefully we can get through it and be competitive next season.