As Sunderland-Mad revealed earlier this week, Reed is one of the club’s academy of products who has been told he can leave the Stadium of Light and the 21-year-old will join Pompey on an initial month-long loan, which could be extended until the end of the season.
Portsmouth suffered a shock defeat at home to bottom club Hartlepool United on Saturday.
Pompey caretaker boss Guy Whittingham: “Adam comes highly recommended by Kevin Ball, has played at this level before and will bring us plenty of energy.”
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