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Connections: Three players who have played for both AFC Bournemouth & Portsmouth

Posted: Fri 29 Jan 2016
Author: afcb.co.uk

AFC Bournemouth and Portsmouth have shared a number of players over the years and we look at three ahead of our trip to Fratton Park.

One member of the current squad could feature against his old club who handed him his Premier League debut, while the Cherries look set to be reunited with an old face of their own.
 
MATT RITCHIE
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Having been involved in the Portsmouth academy since the age of 13, Ritchie made his Premier League debut with Pompey against Wigan Athletic in 2010.
 
He made ten appearances for the club between 2008-2011 and after a spell at Swindon, the winger joined the Cherries in 2013. Since joining the club, the 26-year old has won seven caps for Scotland.
 
MATT TUBBS
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Currently with Pompey, Tubbs was with the Cherries between 2012-2015 after a previous loan spell with the club. 
 
Tubbs signed permanently for his hometown club from Crawley Town, and scored on his debut in a 2-0 win over Exeter.
 
The striker couldn't capture his best form with the Cherries though and netted seven goals in 42 appearances. 

After three loan spells away from the club with Rotherham United, Crawley Town and AFC Wimbledon, he left the club to join Portsmouth.
 
RICHARD HUGHES
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Currently working within the Cherries’ recruitment department, Hughes enjoyed a successful career on the south coast.
 
The young midfielder, who had spells as a youth player at Serie A side Atlanta and Arsenal, joined the Cherries and made his name with the club.
 
In 2002, Portsmouth snapped up the midfielder just before they earned promotion to the Premier League.
 
He made 165 appearances for the club over nine years before returning to the Cherries - retiring with the club in 2014.

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