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Pack leaves on loan to 'free up' a place

Pack leaves on loan to 'free up' a place

Steve Cotterill has got his wish and sent another of the young players out on loan in order to free up a squad place, with Marlon Pack joining Cheltenham on loan until the end of the season.

To be honest, despite being impressed by the little I have seen, it is pretty clear that his chances of breaking into Cotterill's side are limited and I think that another loan spell would not hurt him.

That said with his contract ending at the end of the season and a liking for young players something that Cotterill is 'said' not to have, remind you of anyone, I would be surprised if he returned...

This departure surely does suggest that arrivals are expected as why else would we let a threadbare squad further lose numbers?

I just hope that these players that do come in actually give us as much passion, commitment and pride in playing for the shirt as the youngsters such as Pack would - if these 'senior players' offer nothing more then what is the point...

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  • Writer:pompeyrug
    Date:Tuesday August 31 2010
    Time: 11:26AM

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    this one annoys me from what I've read he wasnt the one to be sent away
    jim4pompey
    31/08/2010 12:35:00
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    Agreed..another Cotterill anti youth decision. Marlon was the best player on the pitch during extra time against palace. no doubt this will extend chase your tail hughes career, and leave a space for another 7ft ball winning hoofer.
    uplandblue
    31/08/2010 14:07:00
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    Cot again showing his loyalty to - Cheltenham; the players is according to rumours at the tavern said to have mixed feelings about it.
    russellm
    31/08/2010 14:47:00
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