Posted on: Mon 20 Aug 2012

Ireland Under 21 midfielder Conor Clifford has today signed for League One side Portsmouth on a month-long loan.

The 2010 Youth Cup winning captain spent two months on loan at League One Plymouth Argyle in the latter part of 2010, holding down a place in the side and playing eight games with the Devon club, before joining Notts County, of the same division, on loan in early February 2011, making five starts and four subs appearances before returning to Chelsea two months later, helping the second string to a first national championship since 1994.

He joined Yeovil Town on a one-month loan on November 3, 2011, that was extended by a further month before he returned to Chelsea having made 8+1 appearances, scoring once.

Following his return to Stamford Bridge, Conor featured regularly for the reserves in the second half of the season, making 15 appearances and captaining the side on one occasion.