De Ridder joins on loan

Belgian winger agrees initial one-month loan from Southampton

Steve De Ridder has become Wanderers’ fifth addition of the January transfer window, after the Belgian winger agreed an initial one-month loan from Southampton.

The 25-year-old, who can play on either flank, has been with the St Mary’s club since the summer of 2011 and played a key role in the side’s promotion to the Premier League last season.

Prior to his spell with the south coast club, De Ridder – which translates to ‘The Knight’ – plied his trade in the Netherlands with De Graafschap over a three-year period.
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