AFC Bournemouth - Purches: Development squad is a stepping stone
UK time is: 05:11:08
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

Purches: Development squad is a stepping stone

AFC Bournemouth development squad coach Stephen Purches has been pleased with how the squad have developed over the past twelve months.

Purches took over the role a year ago following Chris Hargreaves move from development coach to first team coach.

The set up provides a chance for players to make the progression from youth team football to first team football, with a mix of players either just turning professional or for players during the first years of their careers.

The development squad is there to bridge the gap, offer full time training with regular friendly matches against other sides development squads.

Players such as Baily Cargill and Harry Cornick have drifted between the development squad, first team and loan moves elsewhere and Purches wants his players to go on and forge their way into the first team.

Purches told afcb.co.uk...

'I tell the players that I don't want to see them every day, We have some good lads who are good players, but I want them to be training with the first team and trying to impress the gaffer.

'I want them to push on, progress and make a career for themselves.

'They have to realise this is a stepping stone for them to go on and hopefully be part of a very talented first team squad.'


It's easy to join AFCB Vital

With Vital Bournemouth you can win prizes just by having your say on the articles, polls and forums, click the link to register.

Join The Vital Debate







Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: DJ Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Tuesday June 10 2014

Time: 7:47AM

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Archived AFC Bournemouth Articles

List All AFCB Vital Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll

Vital Members League (view all)

1. AlGard 17
2. afcdibby 14
3. docmandu 13
4. redharry 9
5. The Alchemist 9
6. kirsikka 8
7. dragonm8 7
8. Foozer 6
9. Jim_AFCB 6
10. RobTrent 6

League Results (view all)

Latest Results

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
1. AFC Bournemouth 0 0 0 0 +0 0
2. Arsenal 0 0 0 0 +0 0
3. Aston Villa 0 0 0 0 +0 0
4. Chelsea 0 0 0 0 +0 0
5. Crystal Palace 0 0 0 0 +0 0
6. Everton 0 0 0 0 +0 0
7. Leicester City 0 0 0 0 +0 0

AFC Bournemouth Fixtures (view all)

Breaking League News

Lack of Cutting Edge A Common Theme In Pre-Season
Swansea : 01/08/2015 23:54:01
Liverpool: Deal For Brazilian Starlet Done
Liverpool : 01/08/2015 22:59:00
Norwich City 2 - 1 Brentford
Norwich : 01/08/2015 21:41:00
Liverpool: Ibe Impresses Again In HJK Win
Liverpool : 01/08/2015 20:16:01
No Colo For Monchengladbach Defeat
Newcastle : 01/08/2015 19:35:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

AFCB Vital Player Of The Season 2014/15
Suggested By:  
Steve Cook 9%
Tommy Elphick 3%
Matt Ritchie 29%
Callum Wilson 13%
Harry Arter 17%
Simon Francis 5%
Charlie Daniels 1%
Marc Pugh 5%
Andrew Surman 4%
Yann Kermorgant 4%
Artur Boruc 3%
Brett Pitman 5%
Adam Smith 1%
Ryan Fraser 1%