Vital Football

Latest AFC Bournemouth News

Purches: Development squad is a stepping stone

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


AFCB Vital - Cherry Bear's Official Sponsor




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

Writer:DJ
Date:Tuesday June 10 2014
Time: 7:47AM

Login to post a comment

Recent AFC Bournemouth Articles

Cook: It is a must win for us

AFC Bournemouth defender Steve Cook has described the Cherries trip to West Bromwich Albion as a 'must win'.

Mings: We will all pull together for Wilson

AFC Bournemouth defender Tyrone Mings insists the Cherries squad will support Cherries striker Callum Wilson through his latest devastating injury.

Tough Game To Get Three Points

Premier League football is on again. The FA Cup weekend over and our players back from their Spanish training session, hopefully recovered from their various injuries, recharged and ready to go.

Officials - WBA v Bournemouth (25/2/17)

The Premier League have now announced the Match Day officials that will take charge of the game between West Bromwich Albion and Bournemouth this Saturday.

Archived AFCB Vital Articles

AFCB Vital articles from

Site Journalists

DJ
Editor email
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Best summer signing of 2016
Suggested By:
Nathan Ake (loan)26%
Brad Smith2%
Lewis Cook5%
Marc Wilson3%
Emerson Hyndman2%
Lys Mousset6%
Jordon Ibe5%
Jack Wilshere (loan)51%
ScoopDragon Premier League Network Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Chelsea 25 19 3 3 60 34
2 Man City 25 16 4 5 52 22
3 Spurs 25 14 8 3 50 28
4 Arsenal 25 15 5 5 50 26
5 Liverpool 25 14 7 4 49 24
6 Man Utd 25 13 9 3 48 17
7 Everton 25 11 8 6 41 13
8 WBA 25 10 7 8 37 3
9 Stoke 25 8 8 9 32 -6
10 West Ham 25 9 5 11 32 -9
11 Southampton 25 8 6 11 30 -3
12 Burnley 25 9 3 13 30 -9
13 Watford 25 8 6 11 30 -13
14 AFC Bournemouth 25 7 5 13 26 -14
15 Swansea 25 7 3 15 24 -23
16 Middlesbrough 25 4 10 11 22 -8
17 Leicester City 25 5 6 14 21 -19
18 Hull City 25 5 5 15 20 -27
19 Crystal Palace 25 5 4 16 19 -14
20 Sunderland 25 5 4 16 19 -22
Write for Vital Football
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
The Vital Football Members League

Recent AFC Bournemouth Results (view all)

AFC Bournemouth Fixtures (view all)

Feb 25 2017 3:00PM : West Bromwich Albion (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 4 2017 12:30PM : Manchester United (a)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 11 2017 3:00PM : West Ham United (H)
Barclays Premier League
Mar 18 2017 5:30PM : Swansea City (H)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 1 2017 3:00PM : Southampton (a)
Barclays Premier League
Apr 5 2017 8:00PM : Liverpool (a)
Barclays Premier League

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.billythekid163
2.Garbo151
3.SlowDownDerek148
4.USCherry140
5.northstandmark134
6.Neil Dawson132
7.AFCBade128
8.cockbeard124
9.Ken Baileys Ghost120
10.RobTrent102
Vital Football Comment