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LAVERY RARING TO GO

16 October 2015

Loan signing can't wait to get started

He has only made a couple of League Cup appearances so far this season.

But Caolan Lavery insists that he will be ready to go if called upon to feature against Newport on Saturday.

The striker has enjoyed a week of training with Pompey after completing a loan switch from Sheffield Wednesday.

And he is hoping to make his Blues bow against a side currently sitting at the foot of the League Two table.

Lavery said: “I’ll be available for selection, but it’s up to the gaffer in terms of who he decides to go with.

“I haven’t played a lot of football so far this season, although I like to keep myself fit.

“I’m an honest player, who will work his socks off and do everything I can for the team. I’ll defend from the front and try to score when I can.

“It might take me a game to get into the full swing of things, but I’m raring to go and looking forward to being involved.

“Most teams in this division will be tough to break down and I’m sure that Newport will be no different.

“Sides will look to put men behind the ball and be difficult to beat, so we just have to be patient in the search for that first goal.”

An impressive spell on the south coast could see Lavery force his way into Northern Ireland’s Euro 2016 plans.

The 22-year-old said: “I’ve been involved with a few squads before, but have yet to make my full international debut.

“I’m just here to play games and do the best I can for Pompey – we’ll have to see what that leads to."

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