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Ritchie relishing Pompey clash

Bournemouth winger Matt Ritchie is relishing the chance to take on his boyhood club in the first round of the Capital One Cup.

Last Updated: 17/06/13 at 18:08

Matt Ritchie: Grew up on the south coast

Matt Ritchie: Grew up on the south coast

The 23-year-old began his career with Portsmouth and grew up in the area and has described the draw as "unbelievable".

"Obviously I'm excited being a Pompey fan and growing up in the area," he told BBC Radio Solent. "It's a great draw for me personally but also the club.

"When we played them in the league last season it was a great atmosphere and I'm sure it will be again. It's a derby so it'll be a tough test but I'm sure if we're at the races we'll be fine."

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