Sparky Extends Loan

Last updated : 04 January 2016 By Jim Bonner

Marc McNulty's loan from Sheffield United has been extended until the end of the season.

There was always a gentleman's agreement in place with Nigel Adkins that he would stay until the end of the season if he was a success but the Blades' erratic form has had some Pompey fans that he would be recalled.

The news that the striker is staying beyond January is obviously good given his performances since coming to Portsmouth and he should now go on to become the club's top goalscorer this season.

Matt Clarke's loan extension from Ipswich is also expected to be confirmed within the coming days although he can't play against his parent club next week anyway. Now, if only Caolan Lavery would also opt to have his loan extended so he could play at Portman Road and not worry about being cup-tied.

Jayden Stockley's loan return to Bournemouth has also been confirmed after the striker said his goodbyes over the weekend. It's a shame to see him go as he worked hard and his height gave the team another option when required.

He will be wished well and the extra three points he earned the club with a stoppage time equaliser against Morecambe and the winner at Bristol Rovers could well be the difference between automatic promotion and the play-offs come the season's end.