Portsmouth: Seven Steps To Return To the English Premier League

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Portsmouth: Seven Steps To Return To the English Premier League
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The most recent month of the English Championship season has seen a much resurgent Portsmouth FC, keen to prove the doubters wrong.

Relegated from the English Premier League last season following a much talked about financial collapse, the outlook for this season was strangely uncertain from the outset.

Would the club, still in administration and with a thin playing squad, be able to avoid a second consecutive relegation? Or were the "Premier League" quality players who remained with the side going to ensure a quick return to England's footballing elite?

A 2-1 loss this weekend to a resurgent Bristol City put a halt to a run of six consecutive league wins and six consecutive league clean sheets.

But with safety from relegation this season all but secured and many suggesting a late push for the play-off places still on the cards, what needs to be done in order to see the team return to the Premier League?

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