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Thorne and Mattock confirmed

Thorne and Mattock confirmed

The double loan signing of West Brom pair George Thorne and Joe Mattock has been confirmed.

Both have come in on loan until the New Year.

The Pompey Site said the following...

Double Loan Swoop
Pompey have signed West Brom duo Joe Mattock and George Thorne on loan until January 2.

Mattock is a 21-year-old left-back, while Thorne is an 18-year-old midfielder.

Blues boss Michael Appleton explained that the pair are typical of the kind of players he wants to bring to Fratton Park.

He said: "We've got plenty of experience, but I'm desperate to bring more competition for places and the people I'm looking to come through the door need to be young, hungry and desperate to be successful - and want to be part of something exciting here."

England youth international Mattock - who can also play in midfield - joined West Brom from Leicester in August 2009 and has made 36 appearances for the Baggies' senior side.

He spent the second half of last season on loan at Sheffield United, playing 13 times for the Blades.

"Joe is an England under-21 international who has got a lot of experience in the Championship," said Appleton. "He made his debut as a 16-year-old at Leicester and West Brom paid between £1m-£1.5m for him.

"He's someone who will first and foremost bring natural balance to the side as a left-back. He will give us real energy down the left, looking to get beyond the wide player and get crosses in whenever possible.

"He's got a tenacious side to his game which is important and we've worked with him to keep that under control. His discipline has improved over the last few months."

Thorne is a product of the West Brom academy and signed his first professional contract in January 2010.

He has made five senior appearances and played in the Baggies` 3-0 Premier League defeat at Arsenal earlier this month.

Thorne has represented England at several different age groups and was part of the Three Lions side that beat Spain to win the European under-17 Championship last year.

Appleton said: "He's the younger one of the two and he's been training with the first team at West Brom for the last 12 months.

"He made his Premier League debut on the last day of last season at Newcastle. We were 3-0 down at half-time but he came on, changed the game and we drew 3-3.

"He's a big lad with a presence about him. He's got good control of the ball and is a good passer. He'll bring a composure to the team, which I felt we lacked for large parts of the game at Watford on Saturday."

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday November 24 2011
Time: 4:25PM

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