Pompey have got themselves a really lively little player and a lively lad as well.
Marc McNulty will fit very well into the dressing room.
Obviously, he will know Michael Doyle and Ben Davies anyway but he is quite a gregarious character – even though he is a young player.
I mean that in a good way.
On the pitch, he is still developing but he was Sheffield United’s leading goalscorer last season without ever really getting what you would consider a consistent run in the team.
That goes to show the talent he has got.
He is a finisher.
You give him a chance and nine times of 10 Marc will finish it.
He is not just a six-yard-box poacher, though give him any service and he is very good at finishing any half-decent chance that comes his way.
Last season he really added to his all-round game – the link-up play became better.
He was played up front on his own an awful lot.
Daft as it sounds, he perhaps didn’t enjoy it at the time, but I think it really benefited him.
Nigel Clough was very demanding of him but, to be fair, that was always because he had a lot of belief in him.
Privately, he would say I have got a lot of belief in this kid and I just want to drive him and I think he can do better.
A lot of people took that as a criticism of Marc but it wasn’t – it was a back-handed compliment.
Finishing-wise he is excellent, more than good enough for League One and certainly good enough for League Two.
His all-round game, which is probably the one thing he has still got to look to develop, is a whole lot better than when he first came.
And he can play that lone-striker’s role.
Nigel (Adkins – current Sheffield United boss) has said he is not for sale and it is not a case of looking to move him on permanently.
Marc has just fallen down the pecking order in a huge squad with Billy Sharp and Che Adams first choice – it’s a move that suits all parties.