Pompey loan move for Long

Portsmouth manager Michael Appleton has signed Burnley defender Kevin Long on an emergency 28-day loan.

Last Updated: 18/08/12 at 15:39

Long: Portsmouth loan move

Long: Portsmouth loan move

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The Republic of Ireland Under-21 international, who is 22 on Saturday, will go straight into their squad for the League One opener against Bournemouth at Fratton Park.

Long has had two loan spells at Accrington and also spent time at Rochdale last season having joined the Clarets from Cork in 2010.

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