Loan : Sheffield Wednesday – Portsmouth
Pompey have signed Sheffield Wednesday striker Caolan Lavery on a three-month loan deal.
The 22-year-old – who was born in Canada, but has represented Northern Ireland up to under-21 level – will wear the number 13 shirt during his time at Fratton Park.
Lavery said: “I had offers from other places a lot closer to Sheffield and in higher divisions, but I know Paul and Leam very well.
“Their ambition is fantastic, as is the way they like football to be played and when you look at the size of this club, I couldn’t really say no.
“I’d like to be part of the success that I’m sure Pompey will have this season and I’m looking forward to getting started.
“At the age I’m at now, I need to be playing games on a regular basis and scoring goals.”
Lavery has progressed through the ranks at Sheffield Wednesday and scored six goals in 39 appearances.
He has also spent time out on loan at Southend and Plymouth prior to a spell working under Paul Cook at Chesterfield last season.