Reinforcements Arrive

Andy Awford has responded to Pompey's dismal defeat at Aldershot by bringing in two loan players from League One clubs until January 3rd.

Marcus Bean is a 30-year-old Jamaican midfielder who arrives from Colchester. He is very much a similar player to James Dunne as he likes to win the ball in the centre of the park and is capable of scoring the odd goal, too.

Bean is best known for his time at Brentford where he won the League Two title and earned a senior cap for his country. He is expected to play alongside Danny Hollands against Morecambe tomorrow.

Matt Fish is a 25-year-old right back who has been borrowed from Gillingham in a bid to resolve Pompey's problem position, with Alex Wynter not really good enough to fulfil the role.

Like Wynter, Fish was part of the Crystal Palace academy and was released befor joining Dover in 2007. He signed for the Gills in 2011 and was part of their team that won League Two in 2013. He missed a large part of last season through injury and has found first-team appearances difficult to come by this season.

Fish will wear the number 27 shirt whilst Bean will wear 18. Hopefully both players can make an instant impact when Pompey take on Morecambe tomorrow at Fratton Park.