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Brett Pitman

10

D.O.B.

31-01-1988

Height

6.00

Weight

11.00

Nickname

Chicken

Position

Striker

Signed

17-12-2004 & 20-11-2012

Fee

Trainee & Loan (nominal)

Former Clubs

Bristol City

Pen Pic

Pitman came through the youth ranks at AFC Bournemouth and was a regular goal scorer for the youth side and reserve teams before he made the step up to the first team.

Initially he struggled to break into the team and score on a regular basis, but this changed when Eddie Howe was named as manager in January 2009.

Pitman scored a total of 13 goals during the second half of the 2008/09 season, helping the Cherries avoid relegation out of the Football League despite a seventeen point penalty following administration.

Pitman then went on to have the best season of his career in 2009/10 scoring 28 goals as the Cherries won promotion out of League Two.

In August 2010 he was sold to Bristol City for a fee initially reported around the 800,000 mark, signing a three year contract, his final game for the club coming against Peterborough where he collected the match ball for a 15 minute second half hat-trick.

His two and a half year spell at Championship side Bristol City had been mixed, he made 81 appearances (including 36 starts) scoring 20 goals, but only made 3 league appearances during the 2012/13 season and hasn't scored since March.

In September 2012 Pitman was linked with a potential move to Burnley, with then Burnley boss Eddie Howe interested in the striker, whilst AFC Bournemouth chairman Eddie Mitchell revealed that the Cherries also held talks with Bristol City over bringing him back to the south coast, but a deal could not be concluded before the transfer window closed.

In November 2012 Pitman became Eddie Howe's first signing since his own return to Dean Court in October and the loan move was made permanent in January 2013 for a nominal 60,000 fee.

He went on to score 19 goals from 28 appearances (23 starts) to help the Cherries win promotion from League One to the Championship.

During the Cherries first season in England's second tier for over 20 years Pitman made 37 appearances scoring 7 goals as the Cherries broke a club record for the clubs highest finish.

The following season AFC Bournemouth won the Football League Championship winning promotion to the Premier League. Pitman made a further 39 appearances during that season scoring 14 goals.

On the 26th June 2015 he joined Ipswich Town for an undisclosed fee on the same day as AFC Bournemouth broke their transfer record to take Tyrone Mings in the opposite direction.

In total during his two spells with AFC Bournemouth Pitman made 301 appearances scoring 102 goals.

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