Benjani is among 13 players who returned to Fratton Park for second Pompey playing spells over the last 20 years. Picture: Barry Zee

Fratton Park's magical lure - 14 players tempted to return for second Portsmouth spells after leaving Cardiff, Blackburn, Nottingham Forest, West Brom, Derby and Aston Villa

Marlon Pack has returned for a second playing spell at Fratton Park, but he’s certainly not alone in recent times.

Sunday, 26th June 2022, 5:00 pm
Updated Sunday, 26th June 2022, 9:15 pm

The old adage advises never to go back, yet over the last 20 years Pompey fans have seen a number of players wave farewell to the south coast, only to return at a later date.

The likes of Hall of Famers Steve Claridge, Guy Whittingham and Paul Walsh, plus Lee Bradbury and Eoin Hand, have been unable to resist another Fratton Park stint after departing.

But, in more recent times, there have been 14 others who have also enjoyed two Blues spells – and here we take a look at them…

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