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Tommy Smith's switch from Portsmouth to QPR in doubt

Tommy Smith
Smith made 22 appearances for Portsmouth

The Football League have rejected the permanent transfer of Tommy Smith from Portsmouth to QPR because of an alleged administrative problem.

QPR agreed a deal with the 30-year-old forward on transfer deadline day, but it is believed the paperwork was submitted after the 1800 BST cut off.

Both club's are now working on a loan deal to send Smith to Loftus Road ahead of a permanent transfer in January.

The three-year deal was reportedly worth around £1.5m.

Portsmouth's administrator Andrew Andronikou told Portsmouth Today: "The authorities reckon the Tommy Smith deal to QPR was completed at 1802 BST or something like that.


"This puts more work on us but we are determined to see it through, even if we have to get the player on loan instead."

This is the second deal Portsmouth have had rejected by the Football League in as many days, with Liam Lawrence's switch from Stoke to Fratton Park being upheld after the same administrative problems occurred.

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see also
Pompey bring in Lawrence on loan
11 Sep 10 |  Portsmouth
QPR sign forwards Smith & Hulse
31 Aug 10 |  QPR

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