Chris Maguire joins Portsmouth on loan from Derby County

Chris Maguire

Portsmouth have signed Scotland international striker Chris Maguire on a one-month's loan from Derby County.

Maguire, 23, is available to play in Saturday's Championship match at Brighton and goes straight into Pompey manager Michael Appleton's squad.

He joined Derby from Aberdeen last summer and has scored two goals in eight appearances for the Rams.

"Chris is a talented lad who can play in a few different positions," Appleton told the Portsmouth club website.external-link

Appleton added: "He is comfortable as a striker but also out wide in a 4-4-2 or 4-3-3 system.

"He did very well at Aberdeen, although it's become a bit stop-start for him at Derby. I have been aware of him for about a year and know how good he is on the ball.

"He scored against us earlier in the season before I joined the club, so our players will know all about his strengths."

Maguire won his first full Scotland cap in a 2-1 Carling Nations Cup victory over Northern Ireland in February 2011.