Scott Allen signed on emergency loan February 23, 2012.
Despite the Blues losing Erik Huseklepp to Birmingham City, it didn’t take Pompey long to replace the Viking in terms of numbers, with an emergency loan from West Bromwich Albion for Scottish midfielder Scott Allan.
Allan, 20, arrived at the Hawthornes in January for £300k from Dundee United and is yet to make a first team appearance for the Baggies. However, with Appleton’s strong links with his former club, the Premier League outfit have agreed to help out Pompey and loan Allan on an initial one-month deal.
The young Scot will also join another West Brom player on-loan at Fratton Park, George Thorne, who said on Twitter: “Scott Allan’s coming to join me on loan at Portsmouth! Welcome him Pompey Fans!”
Allan went on to thank the Pompey fans himself for the warm welcome on Twitter: “Thanks people. Also the weather is outstanding! Looking forward to wearing the red white and blue.”