Byrne Wants Starting Place

Last updated : 07 August 2011 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

With Nathan Byrne having a good pre-season as Adam Smith's replacement at right back, the Spurs loanee has his sights on a place in Lee Bradbury's starting line up this season.

The 19-year old is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "Just before the end of last season, I went on loan to Brentford for three months. I went there as a right-back but ended up playing right midfield for most of my time there. That was a good experience. But now, I want to come here and try to cement a place in the starting XI as a right-back. My preferred position is full-back. I am an attacking full-back but right-back is my main position. I am ready to start the season and, hopefully, I can do well for Bournemouth for the season I am here. The boys here have had a good pre-season. I had a very good pre-season at Tottenham and played about five or six full 90-minute games. All the boys are ready to start now. The lads are great and everyone has welcomed me. It is a good team and a good, tight squad. Everyone is close with each other and I think we are going to do well this season. Bournemouth is a really nice place and I can definitely think of worse places to be on loan. I am happy with where I am at the moment so, hopefully, I can transfer that into my footballing ability as well".