Portsmouth have confirmed on their official club website that they have completed the signing of defender Steve Seddon from Championship side Birmingham City in a loan deal that will see him remain at Fratton Park until the end of the season.

Birmingham City have opted to send academy graduate Steve Seddon out on loan for the remainder of the 2019/20 season to allow him to play more regular football away from St Andrew’s, with League One outfit Portsmouth securing a deal for the 22-year-old left-back.

Portsmouth’s options on the left-hand side of defence have been limited at times this campaign, with Lee Brown and Brandon Haunstrup both suffering injuries during the first of the season. Now, manager Kenny Jackett will be hoping the arrival of Seddon will provide him with some much-needed support in the left-back department.

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Speaking to the club website upon the confirmation of the deal, Jackett acknowledged the injury problems Pompey have had at left-back, adding that Seddon will provide an attacking threat from left-back. He said:

“He strengthens our left-sided options, which is an area we’ve been lacking. That’s been compounded by the injuries to Lee and Brandon, and Steve is a good attacking player who will give us balance in that part of the pitch.”

Seddon – who has come through the Birmingham City academy since joining as a youngster – has made a total of five appearances for the Blues’ first-team, providing two assists in the process. He has previously spent time out on loan with AFC Wimbledon and Stevenage.

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