Pompey focus: Marc McNulty - the facts

Mark McNulty wearing a face mask against MK Dons

Mark McNulty wearing a face mask against MK Dons

Kal Naismith was gaffer for a day Phil Whyte's man of the match against Cambridge United. Photo by Joe Pepler

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Pompey signed Sheffield United striker Marc McNulty on an emergency loan until January today.

The frontman scored 13 goals for the Blades in all competitions last term, but what else do we know about the Scot?

Well, here’s what we’ve been able to find on the latest addition to Paul Cook’s Pompey squad...

1. McNulty scored his first goal in senior football for Livingston against Montrose in a 3-0 win for his side in 2009.

2. The 23-year-old scored a single goal the next campaign before going on to score 13 goals in Scottish Division One in the 2011-12 season.

3. McNulty’s 19 goals in the Scottish Championship in 2013-14 paved the way for a move to Sheffield United for a fee in the region of £100,000.

4. A standout moment for the Blades arrived last season when the Edinburgh-born talent scored the winner in the Capital One Cup - against Southampton.

5. McNulty’s nickname is Sparky. That’s acknowledged in his Twitter handle @sparkymcnulty.

6. McNulty was ruled out for Sheffield United last November after an altercation in a nightclub.

Then-Blades manager Nigel Clough insisted McNulty was the ‘innocent’ party in the incident.

7. The striker admitted he was left fearing for his Sheffield United career after fracturing his cheekbone after the nightclub assault.

He was also forced to play with a protective mask.

8. The hitman is a big fan of Bonfire Night according to one of his latest Tweets.

He said: ‘Bonfire night was the best night of the year when you were young! Miss those days haha #hideyourwheeliebins.’

9. The Blues loanee thought his football career was over after being released by Hibs at 16.

He said: ‘I thought it was the end of the world. I was saying I’ll never be a football player.’

10. McNulty joined Celtic at the age of 10 and remained with the Glasgow giants for three years - but moved to joined Hibs, where his friends were playing.

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