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25 September 2015

Keeper delighted with Blues loan switch

Aaron McCarey did not need too much help making his mind up about a loan move to Pompey.

But his Wolves team-mate – and former Fratton favourite – Jed Wallace was still on hand to convince the goalkeeper to head to the south coast.

McCarey has been brought in after Paul Jones joined Brian Murphy and Michael Poke on the Blues’ injury list.

And the 23-year-old hopes he can make a positive impression during his time at the club.

He said: “I got a phone call on Tuesday evening about the possibility of something materialising at Pompey.

“As soon as I knew the club were interested in me, then I wanted it to happen straight away.

“I’ve been well-informed by Jed, but I already knew a lot about them and it’s good to see the rebuilding job that’s going on.

“Jed lives near me in Wolverhampton, so we’ve spent a bit of time together and I know he had a couple of successful years here.

“He said that this was a great club with fantastic supporters and that I’d enjoy my time here.

“It’s a great opportunity for me. I’m hoping to help Pompey and vice versa, so it should work out well for everyone.”

McCarey will make his debut between the sticks when the Blues travel to Bristol Rovers this weekend.

He said: “It’s going to be a tricky game for us. Teams that come up from the Conference normally have plenty of confidence because they’re used to winning.

“It’s certainly not going to be easy, but I’m looking forward to it and hopefully we can get the win.”

Watch what McCarey had to say about joining Pompey below or subscribe to Pompey PlayerHD for the full interview.

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