By Hugo Varley
Portsmouth have brought in Northern Ireland U21 striker Caolan Lavery on a three-month loan from Sheffield Wednesday.
The forward, who has made 31 appearances for Wednesday scoring six goals, has spent time on loan at Southend United, Plymouth Argyle and Chesterfield in the past.
Lavery spent his early years in Canada but began his footballing career with Norther Ireland youth side Goodyear.
He expressed his delight at joining Pompey, telling the club’s official website: “I had offers from other places a lot closer to Sheffield and in higher divisions, but I know Paul (Cook) and Leam (Richardson) very well.