Mark Catlin has revealed there is no recall clause in the deal for in-form Marc McNulty.
Instead Pompey’s hat-trick hero will remain at Fratton Park until the January 3 expiry of his initial loan.
A supporter, for whatever intention, coming on to the field of play is a criminal offenceMark Catlin
At that point parent club Sheffield United are entitled to ask the striker to return to Bramall Lane.
However, considering McNulty’s impressive impact, it will be fair to assume Paul Cook will be eager to retain his services until the end of the season.
Regardless, the 23-year-old has seven matches of his current loan remaining as the Blues seek to maintain a promotion challenge.
Pompey chief executive Catlin said: ‘There is a loan until January 3 with no recall clause, that’s what we agreed.
‘It is a straightforward deal, he will not be returning to Sheffield United before that date.
‘At that point it will then be down to the manager to decide what happens.’