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U’s snap up second loan signing, in defender Thompson

PUBLISHED: 16:02 09 November 2012 | UPDATED: 16:17 09 November 2012

U's new signing Josh Thompson (right) in action for Chesterfield against the U's Gavin Massey in January

U's new signing Josh Thompson (right) in action for Chesterfield against the U's Gavin Massey in January

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COLCHESTER United have completed their second loan signing of the day, by recruiting defender Josh Thompson on loan from League One rivals Portsmouth.

Thompson, 21, came up through the youth ranks at Stockport County and played nine league games for the Hatters, before completing a dream move to Celtic in 2009.

Although he went on to make 18 league appearances for Celtic, in the Scottish Premier, he spent much of his time out on loan at such clubs as Rochdale, Peterborough and Chesterfield.

He actually scored the winner at the Weston Homes Community Stadium, in Chesterfield’s 2-1 win over the U’s on January 21, 2012.

Thompson terminated his contract at Celtic, so that he could join Pompey this summer, on transfer deadline day (August 31).

But he has only made a couple of appearances for Pompey, having been hampered by a recent ankle injury.

Thompson is now fit and raring to go again, and so will add some much needed competition to the U’s central defensive positions over the following month.

Earlier today, the U’s signed keeper John Sullivan on loan from Charlton.

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