The big former Portsmouth favourite who's given his old side promotion boost

There may have been a degree of acrimony to his departure.

Sunday, 20th December 2020, 1:31 pm

But that didn’t stop Brett Pitman coming to the aid of Pompey’s promotion bid yesterday.

The popular striker was on the scoresheet for Swindon Town as he came off the bench to deny Charlton victory at the County Ground.

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Pitman departed to join the Robins after training away from the first-team squad over the finale his Pompey stay.

He’s still regarded warmly by fans, however, after 42 goals in 99 appearances, making the 32-year-old the club’s most potent goalscorer of the 2010s.

And he showed he’s lost none of the predatory instincts he’s renowned for, as he struck in the 90th minute in the 2-2 draw with Pompey’s promotion rivals.

Swindon had let a first-half lead slip as former Blues striker Omar Bogle and then old target Chuks Aneke put the visitors in front.

Brett Pitman

But then came Pitman’s intervention, as he entered the fray in the 62nd minute before heading in a late corner to deny the Addicks two precious points in the race to reach the Championship.

That result ensures Charlton remain four points behind Pompey, although they have two games in hand on Kenny Jackett’s men.

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