Date:Wednesday March 12 2014
AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has praised midfielder Eunan O'Kane after the former Torquay United player signed a new deal at Dean Court.
O'Kane has enjoyed a rapid rise through the football leagues since he was released by Everton in 2009.
He briefly moved to Northern Ireland side Coleraine, but after just one season he moved back to England with League Two side Torquay United and made over 100 appearances for them.
During this time he impressed Eddie Howe who was Burnley manager at the time, but was eventually signed by former AFC Bournemouth manager Paul Groves in June 2012.
O'Kane agreed personal terms on a three year contract at Dean Court which had been set to run until 2015.
During his first season at Dean Court, O'Kane made 41 appearances as the Cherries won promotion from League One.
This season he has so far made 27 appearances in the Championship and arguably O'Kane has been the sides most improved player.
With Premier League clubs linked with a move in January, the midfielder has been rewarded with a new three and a half year deal.
Howe told afcb.co.uk...
"We want to build a squad of talented players with the right attitude to take the club forward, Everything we do is with that intention and Eunan certainly fits the bill...'
'...Eunan has been outstanding, he really has. He has adapted to the demands of a higher league and taken it in his stride, Before I came back (October 2012), I always knew Eunan was a good player. I had seen him play a few times for Torquay and was impressed.
"I didn`t know quite how good he was until I started to work with him day in day out on the training pitch.
"He`s continued to get better and that`s his main strength - he`s adapted to whatever demands have been placed upon him...'
AFCB Vital Travel Coaches
Once again AFCB Vital are sponsoring the Travel Coaches this season.
The sponsorship guarantees that a supporter coach will travel to every league and cup game this season. For prices, departure times and how to book - click here.
It's easy to join AFCB Vital
Date:Wednesday March 12 2014
Cherries linked to Blackburn striker (Sunday May 24 2015)
Wenger rules out interest in Wilson (Friday May 22 2015)
Cargill named in England Under 20's squad (Friday May 22 2015)
Cherries interest in Palace striker Dwight Gayle? (Friday May 22 2015)
Potential Cherries link to Lille striker (Thursday May 21 2015)
Francis: People will always look at little old Bournemouth (Thursday May 21 2015)
Elphick: We can make Dean Court a fortress (Thursday May 21 2015)
Stanislas: I've got mixed emotions (Wednesday May 20 2015)
Howe travels to Italy (Wednesday May 20 2015)
Cherries make enquiries about Burnley's Trippier? (Wednesday May 20 2015)
|Cherries linked to Blackburn striker
» Bournemouth : 24/05/2015 15:55:01
|Charlton In Advanced Talks With Winger
» Charlton : 24/05/2015 15:37:01
|Moore A Wanted Man
» Cardiff : 24/05/2015 15:16:00
|Wigan Athletic Latest Transfer News And Gossip
» Wigan : 24/05/2015 14:04:01
|Striker Linked With Bournemouth
» Blackburn : 24/05/2015 13:06:00