Former Portsmouth academy striker James Keene has returned to the South Coast strugglers - seven years after leaving the club for Sweden.

 

The striker, now 27, made his Portsmouth debut in 2005 playing just twice before loans at Bournemouth, Boston United and Kidderminster. He was sold to then Swedish champions Elfsborg in 2006, and has since racked up over 100 appearances for the Boras club.

Despite this, Keene is on his third loan spell away from Elfsborg in the last three seasons, and it’s perhaps a sign that his time at the club could be almost up.

But Elfsborg's loss is struggling Pompey's gain. With the club at the beginning of the week announcing that at least five players would have to leave as a cost cutting measure, Keene's one-month loan will be an unusual pleasant piece of news for the Portsmouth faithful.

Keene shares this sentiment, telling the official Pompey website: "It'll be nice to get back out on the pitch again."

 

Not only Portsmouth, but I'm sure many football fans will hope Keene can make a big impact in his short spell, and try to shine some light on the dark situation at Fratton Park.


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