Caolan Lavery: Striker open to extending Portsmouth loan stay

Portsmouth loan striker Caolan Lavery
Caolan Lavery scored Portsmouth's opening goal in their 4-0 win against Hartlepool

Portsmouth striker Caolan Lavery says he would be keen on staying at the club beyond his initial loan period.

Lavery, 23, on loan at Pompey from Sheffield Wednesday, is set to return to Hillsborough in January.

But the Canada-born Northern Ireland Under-21 international says he is yet to discuss any potential loan extension at Fratton Park with his parent club.

"I'm assuming that conversation will happen quite soon between the two clubs," he told BBC Radio Solent.

Lavery has scored four goals for Portsmouth in nine appearances, the latest an eye-catching opener in Pompey's 4-0 victory against Hartlepool on Saturday.

"I'm enjoying my football," he added. "It's always nice to be in a team that's doing well and flying high in the league.

"I haven't spoken to anyone at Sheffield Wednesday. When I came here, it was a matter of them not wanting to interfere too much and letting me just get my head down playing football.

"We said we'd re-evaluate things in January."