Pompey Loan Blades Defender

Last updated : 28 January 2016 By Jim Bonner

Paul Cook has secured the loan signing of Sheffield United full back Kieron Freeman for the rest of the season.

The 23-year-old can operate on either flank and Blades fans sem to be baffled by this move as he has played 22 times for his parent club this season and, like Marc McNulty, seems to be one of their better players.

The move may also have a few Pompey fans scratching their heads as both Enda Stevens and Ben Davies have been excellent this season and the arrival of Freeman may suggest that one of them has been injured.

However, Freeman can't play in Saturday's match because he is cup-tied and thus it seems like Cook has thought forward and brought in some cover should either Stevens or Davies get injured. Not only that, but he'll provide some healthy competition for their places in the team, too.

In other transfer news, Rommy Boco and Michael Poke have both left Portsmouth by mutual consent. The former never looked good enough to play for Pompey whilst the latter spent most of his time here injured and was never going to become a first-team regular.

Whilst they will be wished well for the future they also won't be missed by anyone. With the transfer window shutting on Monday, it'll be interesting to see if Cook has any permanent transfers lined up.