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Portsmouth's Matt Ritchie rejoins Swindon Town on loan

Matt Ritchie
Ritchie has made eight appearances for Portsmouth this season

Swindon Town have re-signed midfielder Matt Ritchie from Championship side Portsmouth on a one-month loan deal.

The 21-year-old arrived at the County Ground for his first spell back in February but was recalled in March.

He played four times for Danny Wilson's side last season, coming off the substitutes bench on each occasion.

"To come back and get a second shot at it, I'm grateful for that. Hopefully I can prove myself and do well," Ritchie told BBC Wiltshire.

He continued: "Danny Ward was on fire last time I came here so I didn't get much of a chance."

The Gosport-born player has made eight appearances for Portsmouth this season, five in the Championship and three in the Carling Cup.

"There was a little bit of talk about it [the loan deal] in January but Pompey couldn't let me go," said Ritchie.

"Now they've got a few more numbers in there they can afford to let me go.

"My chances [of playing at Portsmouth] were getting slimmer and slimmer. I just want to play football, sitting on the bench is not nice.

"Hopefully here, I can play week-in, week-out."

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Pompey loan Ritchie to Swindon
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