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Howe: Door is open for Pitman

AFC Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has laid down the gauntlet for Cherries striker Brett Pitman.

A former product of the Cherries youth team, Pitman has been an integral part of the successes AFC Bournemouth have seen in recent years.

As the Cherries secured promotion from League Two despite a 16 month long transfer embargo Pitman scored 28 goals in 50 appearances.

Following his return from Bristol City in November 2012, Pitman scored 19 goals in 28 appearances to fire AFC Bournemouth to promotion from League One to the Championship, ending the campaign with 9 goals in 8 consecutive matches.

However last season Pitman struggled to secure a regular first team place, he made 37 appearances scoring 7 goals, but started only 12 Championship games with only one league start in 2014.

Howe told the Daily Echo...

"I think Brett has been excellent in pre-season. His performances have reflected his training where he has put in a tireless shift. He has come back fitter than I have probably seen him in a long time and he really looked after himself over the summer.

"He looks like he has a point to prove and long may that continue. The challenge for Brett is to maintain this form and physical condition because it will give him a really good chance to be involved with us and play a big part in our future."

"Everyone was given an opportunity last season and everyone was given a chance. The platform is their games and, when they get their chances, they have to take them and Brett would fall into that category.

"He is a player I admire and have always admired. He has a great affinity with the club. He has done very well for us in our past and the door is open for him to do well in our future. The rest is down to him."

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Writer: DJ Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday August 1 2014

Time: 8:06AM

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...yep the swinging door at the last chance saloon is awaiting Brett....personally I hope he takes the opportunity to shine and establish himself this season....
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01/08/2014 11:12:00

Every door has a silver lining - all Brett has to do is push the right buttons and he'll be on a lift to his deserved level. It's his choice.
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02/08/2014 08:24:00


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