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Downing Loaned To Rochdale

Defender joins League Two side

13 January 2022

Paul Downing
Photo: Jason Brown

Paul Downing has joined Rochdale on loan for the remainder of the 2021/22 campain.

The 30-year-old centre-back has made 27 appearances since arriving from Blackburn in the summer of 2019.

Blues boss Danny Cowley said: "Paul is an excellent professional and we wish him every success moving forward.

"Unfortunately, he picked up a few injuries for this season and couldn't find his way back into the side, but he's an intelligent defender and a great human being."

Rochdale currently sit 17th in League Two following their relegation last season and have not played since beating Newport 3-0 a week before Christmas.

Downing featured four times for Pompey this term, last appearing as a late substitute in November's win at Wycombe.


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