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Appy gets his men

Appy gets his men


In his lunchtime press conference Appy told the gathered journalists that he was hoping to get two more loan players in before the 5pm deadline and true to his word he made it just.

The club`s official site announced with ten minutes remaining that they had signed two Manchester City youngsters on loan for a month, subject to Premier League clearance.

Forward Luca Scapuzzi and central defender Karim Rekik both come highly rated from Roberto Mancini`s title chasers.
Rekik, 17, joined City in the summer after coming through the youth system at Feyenoord.
The defender was an integral part of the Dutch side that won the UEFA European under-17 Championship last May. Rekik skippered his country in the under-17 World Cup in Mexico last summer. He has made two appearances for City, both in the League Cup. Scapuzzi, 20, joined City from Italian side Portogruaro last summer, signing a three-year deal.

A youth player with AC Milan, Scapuzzi has made two appearances for City and nine for Oldham, where he was on loan earlier this season.

Blues boss Michael Appleton said: "Karim can play at left-back or as a left-sided centre half. He`s comfortable on the ball and has the right temperament to be at a club like Manchester City. "Luca is a good footballer who can play out wide or up front. He`s already got Football League experience having been on loan at Oldham. "We`ve been aware of both of them for ages. I know Brian Kidd very well, while Stuart Gray is good friends with David Platt."

Meanwhile, Scott Allan has extended his loan spell from West Brom for another 28 days.

This is the reward for the thumping win over Birmingham City in the week which has given Pompey real hope of survival. Had the result gone the other way no doubt players would have been going in the other direction.

Nice to see a left footed player in the mix too.

PUP



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Writer:eastneydave
Date:Thursday March 22 2012
Time: 5:11PM

Comments

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The picture is of Scapuzzi. More young players for Appy!
eastneydave
22/03/2012 17:21:00
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I'm really pleased for him. I like Appy!
gandor1
22/03/2012 17:24:00
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Appy days. A bit more choice thankfully. Just hoping no one goes!!
storagematt
22/03/2012 17:25:00
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Great week to be a Pompey fan. A win, some talented youngsters coming in through the door, and no players leaving. Can't quite believe it!
sneakay
22/03/2012 17:41:00
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THE WINDS OF CHANGE...they are blowing but in small breezes, More imprtantly we have held on to Pearce and Ward today.. WE can stay up, and we can get a buyer with BC reducing his debt. Next year we can challenge for a play off..
plymouth graham
22/03/2012 17:55:00
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So no benjani kanu mokoena and kitson on the bench Saturday then !!
pompeyhussler
22/03/2012 18:46:00
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I cant beleive it, football stories, stories about players, games, just football.
Ihatemidweektvgames
23/03/2012 08:13:00
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What about a second keeper? Do we have at least a young one? The only thing I am disappointed at is that Mokoena is not being involved at all. I think he could do us a job, somehow. At least on the bench!
Pompey Malta
23/03/2012 12:21:00
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