Loan : Wigan Athletic – Portsmouth
Pompey have signed striker James Vaughan on loan from Wigan for the remainder of the season.
The 30-year-old – who was capped by England up to under-21 level – will wear the number 32 shirt during his time at Fratton Park.
Blues boss Kenny Jackett said: “James is an experienced centre-forward and has been excellent for clubs for a number of years – we’re delighted to bring him here.
“He’ll bring physicality to our front line between now and the end of the season, which is something we’ve lacked at times.”
Vaughan progressed through the ranks at Everton and a goal against Crystal Palace in April 2005 means he still holds the record for being the youngest Premier League scorer.
He appeared for the Toffees in the 2009 FA Cup final and went on to appear for Norwich, Huddersfield, Birmingham and Bury.
A prolific spell for the latter saw him named in the League One Team of the Season and led to a move to Sunderland.
Vaughan signed for Wigan last January and helped them secure promotion to the Championship, where he has netted three times this term.