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Swindon Town sign Portsmouth midfielder Matt Ritchie

Matt Ritchie
Ritchie was in his second loan spell with Swindon Town

Portsmouth midfielder Matt Ritchie has completed his expected move to Swindon Town for an undisclosed fee.

The 21-year-old wide man, who has been at the County Ground since October and has hit four goals in 15 appearances, has signed a two-and-a-half-year deal.

"I've been at Portsmouth a long time and seen a lot happen," he said.

"It was where I was born and it's the club I've supported so it is difficult to leave but I need to do what's right for me now," he told BBC Wiltshire.

"This season I didn't have the best of starts and I wanted more from myself but, in the last couple of weeks, I've scored a couple of goals and that's given me confidence.

"Hopefully I can go on putting in good performances."

Ritchie was in his second loan spell at Swindon, having spent almost two months at the club last spring.



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see also
Ritchie extends Swindon Town loan
25 Nov 10 |  Swindon
No regrets over Notts - Ritchie
23 Nov 10 |  Swindon
Swindon extend Ritchie loan deal
18 Oct 10 |  Swindon
Pompey's Ritchie rejoins Swindon
04 Oct 10 |  Swindon


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