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Pompey bring in duo on loan

Paul Benson has joined Pompey on loan from Swindon

Paul Benson has joined Pompey on loan from Swindon

 

Pompey have sealed loan deals for Paul Benson and Nathaniel Mendez-Laing.

Striker Benson has joined from Swindon, while winger Mendez-Laing arrives from Peterborough, both on initial one-month deals, although they are expected to stay at Fratton Park until January.

The duo are set to go straight into the Blues’ starting line-up for Saturday’s visit of Doncaster.

Caretaker Blues manager Guy Whittingham has brought in a much-needed attacking options in place of Luke Rodgers, who joined Shrewsbury last week until January, with a view to a permanent move.

Benson was a key part of the Robins side who won promotion from League Two last season but has seen his first-team chances limited this term.

The Londoner started his professional career at Dagenham & Redbridge, where he scored 74 goals in 178 matches, before moving to Charlton in 2010.

Winger Mendez-Laing, 20, started at Wolves and signed a permanent deal with Peterborough last summer after impressing there while on loan.

 

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