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Ritchie: I made the right move

AFC Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie believes that the Cherries promotion to the Championship proves he was right to leave Swindon Town.

Ritchie made the move from Swindon to the Cherries during a surprise January transfer move following financial problems for Swindon.

The move for 500,000 was the catalyst for Paulo Di Canio's eventual departure from Swindon and the clubs slide down the League One table, from title contenders, to just sneaking into the play-offs.

The Cherries by-passed Swindon on route to clinching promotion against Carlisle United last month.

Ritchie signed a three and a half year contract at Dean Court following the move and immediately declared that he wanted to add another promotion to his CV this year.

Following the Cherries promotion to the Championship and Swindon's demise to Brentford in the League One Play-Offs on Monday, Ritchie believes he has now been proven right about his move.

Ritchie told the Daily Echo...

"I think the league positions show I made the right move. I am delighted I signed here and delighted with promotion.

"I am looking forward to playing in the Championship. It is somewhere I have always wanted to play and I had a little taste when I was at Portsmouth.

"We play good football here under the manager and Jason and have got a great squad of players. It certainly promises to be an exciting season...'

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Writer: DJ Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Wednesday May 8 2013

Time: 8:00AM

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...yeah thanks to the creditors of Swindon Town!
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08/05/2013 12:25:00

Hmm-i'm not sure he has-like an awful lot of our players he failed to cut it last time in the Championship (Elphick, Cook, Francis, McQuoid, Pitman, Graban etc) ad I think he may get found out at this level as too lightweight-puts in a wicked cross but doesn't normally look up and it ends up at the back post where we don't have anyone-hope I'm wrong. Feel we may need a lot of strengthening with no sentiment-offering Flahaven and Partington new deals suggests otherwise
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08/05/2013 18:59:00

...not sure WokingRed?....most of these guy sare still young and have gained more experience since they were involved in the higher league...I think we may be surprised at how they adapt to it?
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09/05/2013 08:56:00


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