Date: 13th August 2010 at 2:28pm
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Pompey have clearly been in need of a left back, and this has now been secured with Carl Dickinson signing on a season long loan from Stoke.

Steve Cotterill had said that he had a player lined up, that no one knew about, and it would ‘seem’ that Dickinson is this player as it was not until this morning that ‘rumours’ started to filter through…

Well, the 23-year-old is now secured and he ‘could’, I would think, make his debut tomorrow?

Cotterill, talking on The Pompey Site, thinks he will become a ‘fans favourite’ at Fratton: ‘Carl’s a player I’ve tracked for a little while and I’m delighted that we’ve been able to bring him to Pompey.

‘He’s a good young player with Premier League experience and he played a lot of Championship games when Stoke won promotion in 2008.

‘It might take him a few games to get going but he’s a good lad and I can see him becoming a fans’ favourite down here.’

Hopefully he can live up to his billing eh!

Although Matty Ritchie has done a decent job at left back it is fairly clear that his talents would be better served higher up the pitch so I just hope that Dickinson’s arrival does not mean that Matty drops out of the side completely?

Sadly I fear that he will, not that he should!

I sure as hell know who I would rather playing on the left side of midfield/wing, and it is not that Nigerian waste of space that we have…

PLAY UP POMPEY!

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