Hogg joins Pompey on loan

Pompey manager Kenny Jackett. Picture: Joe Pepler

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Aston Villa midfielder Jonathan Hogg has joined Pompey on loan for the rest of the season.

The 22-year-old midfield star is one of Villa's brightest prospects and made his Premier League debut in the 2-2 draw with Manchester United in November.

Villa boss Gerard Houllier said: 'This loan move will greatly assist in his career development.'

Hogg has also impressed against Blackburn, Liverpool and West Brom this season and played against Birmingham in the Carling Cup.