Portsmouth boss Michael Appleton hopeful of Thorne return
Portsmouth boss Michael Appleton has said he is "not ruling out" West Brom midfielder George Thorne making a loan return to the club.
Thorne, 18, impressed during a four-game spell at Fratton Park before being recalled by the Baggies on Tuesday.
Appleton, who coached the teenager at the Hawthorns, told BBC Radio Solent: "George is a quality player and I'm not ruling out seeing him back here.
"I hope that we can bring him back but we'll have to see."