City duo join Pompey on loan
Portsmouth have bolstered their threadbare squad with the loan signings of Manchester City youngsters Karim Rekik and Luca Scapuzzi.
Dutch defender Rekik, 17, joined City in the summer after coming through the youth system at Feyenoord and 20-year-old Italian forward Scapuzzi has made two appearances for City, as well as nine on loan for Oldham earlier this season.
Manager Michael Appleton, who has lost a host of key players since Pompey went into administration last month, told the club's official website: "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 at Oldham."
Both players have signed for an initial month-long spell while Pompey have also extended the loan of West Brom midfielder Scott Allan for another month.