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Howe: Thomas wanted to go

Howe: Thomas wanted to go

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has spoken of his surprise that striker Wesley Thomas told him he wanted to leave Dean Court.

The striker handed in a transfer request earlier this week, with the news broken shortly after the Cherries had agreed a deal to re-sign Brett Pitman from Bristol City.

With Thomas enjoying a six game loan spell with Portsmouth under former manager Michael Appleton, Thomas was immediately linked with a move to Appleton's new side Blackpool.

League Two side Rotherham United, managed by Steve Evans who had previously signed Thomas at Crawley, also made a move for Thomas ahead of the loan window closing on Thursday. Their offer included a permanent move in January but their reported six figure bid was rejected by the Cherries.

Instead Thomas made the one month loan to Championship side Blackpool, but his longer term future isn't clear.

Howe told the Daily Echo...

"Wes approached me before the Oldham game saying he wanted to go, which came as a big surprise to me.

"We had brought him back from Portsmouth with a view to involving him in the squad and seeing where things went.

"But he said he wanted to leave so has gone on loan. He has jumped a level to the Championship so it will be an exciting challenge for him. If he does well, I think that would only benefit us in January when we re-assess what is going to happen."


Following the move Wes Thomas told blackpoolfc.co.uk...

'It was a bit of a surprise to be honest. I was expecting to go back out on-loan but I didn't expect it to be to Blackpool, so this is a good opportunity for me.

'I know the gaffer and I know Ash Westwood so it's good that they know what I'm about.

'It's an opportunity for me to show what I can do at this level.'


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Writer:DJ
Date:Friday November 23 2012
Time: 5:30PM

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