Date:Monday August 6 2012
AFC Bournemouth Development coach Chris Hargreaves is really enjoying the first few weeks at the club.
Hargreaves was announced as the Cherries new development coach at the beginning of July and the former Northampton, Torquay and Oxford midfielder has settled into his new role over the past month.
The development squad will play around 35 games over the course of the season, with fixtures against a number of non-league sides and other development squads.
Young professionals Josh Wakefield, Ryan Case, Alex Moth and Harrison Gilkes who all signed their first professional contracts at the end of last season will be involved in the squad, as well as former youth team members Dan Strugnell and Jayden Stockley who have been sponsored by AFCB Vital.
The pre-season friendlies, particularly the ones against non-league sides have featured a number of the Cherries development squad, with some players getting around 20 minutes per match around the first team squad and Hargreaves has been pleased with the works so far.
Hargreaves told afcb.co.uk...
"I`ve settled in really well and I`m enjoying it, It`s a club going in the right direction on and off the pitch and I`m excited by the future.
"It`s been a steep learning curve in the last couple of games but the young players enjoyed it and they see that there`s an opportunity there if they work hard. They have no fear and just want to get on the ball and play football...'
'...The first-team lads have been very complimentary towards them which is good, and I think they need to be in and around that picture. The type of lads that the club have got here really helps the younger lads to settle in...'
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Date:Monday August 6 2012
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