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17 February 2014

Brentford midfield player Toumani Diagouraga joins Sky Bet League Two Portsmouth on loan for a month

Brentford midfield player Toumani Diagouraga has joined Sky Bet League Two Portsmouth on loan.

The 26-year-old central midfielder completer his move this morning and will stay with Pompey for a month.

Mark Warburton, Brentford FC Manager, said: “Toumani is a very important member of our squad.

“We are approaching a very busy period of games in March and April.

“It is vitally important all the players are fit and ready to contribute during that period.

“Toumani will be able to get valuable pitch time and be ready when required to play his part in what we hope will be an important conclusion to the season.”

Toumani completed a permanent move to Griffin Park in the summer of 2010 after a successful loan spell.

He born in Paris to Malian parents but signed for Watford’s Academy and then turned professional with The Hornets but made only six appearances for Watford before moving to Hereford United in the summer of 2008 after helping The Bulls to promotion the previous season during a year-long loan spell.

Peterborough United signed him in 2009 for an undisclosed fee but he was allowed to join Brentford on loan for the second half of the 2009/10 campaign.

He made that move permanent for an undisclosed fee and soon established himself in the centre of The Bees’ midfield.

The long legged midfield player has now played more than 150 games for The Bees in all competitions.

He has played 17 games this season, 11 of them from the start, and 12 Sky Bet League One matches, seven from the start.

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