Date:Wednesday November 21 2012
Returning AFC Bournemouth striker Brett Pitman revealed that Cherries manager Eddie Howe had played a major part in his decision to return to Dean Court.
Pitman was unveiled on the pitch ahead of the Cherries game against Stevenage on Tuesday night, Pitman has made the move back to AFC Bournemouth from Championship side Bristol City on loan, with the move to be made permanent once the transfer window opens in January.
Pitman made the move to Bristol City in August 2010 after firing the Cherries to promotion from League Two the season before. Pitman made the move for an undisclosed fee believed to be in the region of £550,000 and £800,000 and he went on to score 20 goals in 81 appearances (36 starts).
In the summer with one year remaining on his contract, Bristol City spoke to both Burnley and the Cherries regarding a potential transfer, whilst Championship side Millwall have also been linked.
But Pitman was keen to be reunited with Eddie Howe, whilst also returning to the club he loves where he previously graduated from the Youth system.
The two clubs have reportedly agreed a nominal fee in the region of £60,000, while Pitman has agreed a three and a half year deal.
Pitman told the Daily Echo...
"I thought I did well when I got the opportunities at Bristol City but, this season, I hadn't had any so it was time to move on."
'Eddie (Howe) coming back was a massive factor. I don't think there is any secret about our relationship. We get on and there is no denying we work well together so, hopefully, we can do that again.
"The main reason for coming back was to play football. I love the club and I like living here but, most importantly, the people here are ambitious and I really think we can go to the Championship this season.
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Date:Wednesday November 21 2012
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