Manager Michael Appleton has revealed his concerns following the arrest of Portsmouth's co-owner Vladimir Antonov on alleged fraud charges.

Appleton has had just two games in charge at Fratton Park, earning his first point in the 1-1 draw with Leicester on Saturday, but already has a crisis to contend with.

The 35-year-old admits it has been a difficult time at the club and he is uncertain how it will affect his plans to take Pompey forward.

"This has been traumatic," Appleton told Sky Sports. "I have tried to keep it away from the players as best I can but it has been difficult because they want to know what is going on.

"Having just arrived at the club it was not something I ever expected. I had sat down with the owners and discussed a five-year plan and visions for the future.

"All I and the players can do is keep going and hope it all sorts itself out. But this is a worry for all of us."