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Loan : Sheffield United – Portsmouth
Pompey have signed Kieron Freeman on loan from Sheffield United for the remainder of the season.
The 23-year-old – who will wear the number 17 shirt during his time at Fratton Park – can play on the left or right side of defence.
He said: “I got the call from the gaffer and I was excited to come down here because it’s a really big club.
“I know quite a few of the boys already and that will certainly help me to settle in quickly.
“I’ve played in front of big crowds at Sheffield United before and I know that Pompey also have an impressive following.
“So I’m looking forward to getting some more games under my belt and hopefully help to get this team promoted.”
Freeman has scored twice in 43 appearances for the Blades since signing from Derby in January 2015.
The Nottingham Forest academy graduate also enjoyed a spell on loan at Bramall Lane the previous season.
Freeman has featured 22 times this term, with Sheffield United currently sitting just outside the play-off places in League One.
He appeared – and scored – in their FA Cup first round victory over Worcester, so is cup-tied for this weekend’s clash with Bournemouth.