Blues bring in Ipswich defender
Pompey have signed Matt Clarke on loan from Championship side Ipswich until January.
The 18-year-old centre-back has already featured three times for the Blues in pre-season and scored in the 2-0 triumph at Woking.
He will wear the number 20 shirt during his time on the south coast.
Clarke said: “I’m delighted to be here. I’ve already played a few games, so it’s great to have all the paperwork signed.
“I’ve enjoyed the matches that I’ve been involved in so far and have done alright, so now I want to improve from there.
“I spent a lot of time on the bench last season and just got a few minutes here and there, so I wanted to go out and hopefully get some more regular football.”
Clarke is a graduate of Ipswich’s academy and has made five senior appearances for the Tractor Boys.
He made his senior debut at Crawley in a Capital One Cup clash last August.
Watch Clarke's thoughts on joining the Blues below or head over to Pompey PlayerHD to see the full interview.