Ritchie: Pompey sure to strengthen
Portsmouth midfielder Matt Ritchie expects manager Steve Cotterill to draft in several new players before the start of the new season. Cotterill completed the signing of Stoke defender Ibrahima Sonko on a season-long loan earlier this week but Ritchie feels the squad is still lightweight. Ritchie, who spent most of last season on loan at Notts County and then Swindon, said: "We haven't got the biggest squad but the lads that are here are sticking together. "The older lads all helped me when I first came into the squad and now I can help some of the younger players. "But hopefully we can strengthen the side a bit. We've brought in Sonko and that's a step in the right direction - hopefully we can bring a couple more in before the season starts."
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