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Thembinkosi Lorch looks to put loan days behind him and make the most of return to Orlando Pirates

Posted: 8 February 2017 Time: 13:28

Thembinkosi Lorch is hoping to make an instant impact on his second return to Orlando Pirates when they face Platinum Stars in the Absa Premiership tonight.

The midfielder has twice been loaned out by the Buccaneers since joining from Cape Town All Stars in 2015, most recently spending the first-half of the season at Chippa United, before being recalled by the Mayfair giants at the turn of the year.

And, having been included in the matchday squad to face Dikwena at the Royal Bafokeng Stadium this evening, Lorch, who scored three goals and got three assists with the Chilli Boys last year, is ready and eager to impress.

“I’m happy to be back in the team. I’m looking forward to achieving more with the team, starting today against Platinum Stars,” he said on a Twitter video post by Orlando Pirates.

The Sea Robbers are looking to jumpstart their Premiership season after managing just four wins from their opening 13 league matches to sit 10th in the standings with 18 points, while they also failed to win any of their last four league matches before the festive break.

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