Dan Potts: West Ham defender joins Portsmouth on loan

Dan Potts in action against Rafael Da Silva of Manchester United

Portsmouth have signed versatile defender Dan Potts from Premier League club West Ham on a month's loan.

The 19-year-old played two Premier League games last season after a loan spell at League One side Colchester.

His only senior appearance so far this term came in West Ham's 2-0 Capital One Cup win at Burnley last month.

"The thought of playing at Fratton Park before the sort of crowds that come to Pompey is a really exciting prospect," Potts told the club website.external-link

Potts, who has represented England at Under-18, Under-19 and Under-20 levels, is the son of former West Ham captain Steve who played for the Hammers between 1985 and 2002.

He came through West Ham's youth system before making his senior debut in the Championship in December 2011 - a 1-0 victory against Barnsley.

This season Potts has been been a mainstay of Nick Haycock's development squad which sits top of the Under-21 Premier League, scoring twice in six appearances.

He is available to make his Pompey debut against Scunthorpe in League Two on Saturday.

"I just want to play first-team football, so hopefully I can benefit the team and help us get some good results," Potts said.

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