The one to watch!
I have two words for you Matty Richie.
Keep an eye out for this kid guys as, and as things currently stand with out squad, he quite possibly will be our left sided midfielder - unless we stuck with the Dave Nugent approach?
This said I expect a left midfielder/winger to be signed, but I would still have Richie very much in the 1st team picture, no loaning him out again, put him in the frame and give him a go as this guy had talent and the ability to go with it!
If anyone has read his thoughts in The News today he seems to have a fine attitude, but for me he is not going to need to 'squeeze into the pre-season squad', as the Gosport born 19-year-old says, he is surely a shoe-in for this?
Pre-season training starts up next week and Ritchie will be a part of this - I just hope that we do keep him in and around the 1st team this season, and give him a chance to shine.
He has served his apprenticeship on loan with Dagenham last season, yep I know it is a gulf in class, but lets see what the kid can do!
PLAY UP POMPEY!