Portsmouth sign Andy Thomson from Swindon

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Terry Fenwick, the manager of Portsmouth, has returned to his old club, Swindon, to sign the 21-year-old defender, Andy Thomson, for pounds 75,000. Thomson made 22 appearances for his home-town club but has not played in the first team this season.

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