Portsmouth manager Michael Appleton has raided his old club West Brom to sign George Thorne and Joe Mattock on loan.

Midfielder Thorne, 18, and 21-year-old left-back Mattock have moved to the south coast until January 2.

Appleton told Pompey's official website: "We've got plenty of experience, but I'm desperate to bring more competition for places. The people I'm looking to come through the door need to be young, hungry and desperate to be successful - and want to be part of something exciting here."

The duo should be added to the squad which hosts Mattock's former club Leicester on Saturday.

Appleton was assistant manager at West Brom until he left to become Pompey boss a fortnight ago.