Portsmouth coach Chris Neville joins Blackburn Rovers

Beleaguered Portsmouth have lost another member of staff to former manager Michael Appleton.

Strength and conditioning coach Chris Neville has left Fratton Park to join Appleton at Championship Blackburn.

Neville follows Luke Dowling (head of recruitment) and John Keeley (goalkeeper coach) in quitting Pompey in the last week for Rovers.

Appleton left Pompey after a year to join Blackpool in November, but quit just two months later to join Rovers.

League One side Pompey have been in administration since February 2012 and are reported to be £61m in debt.

They face a second-successive relegation due to an expected points deduction from the Football League,