Since returning to Dean Court in the Summer of 2010, Stephen Purches has hardly been seen on the pitch - except for a handful of substitute appearances, so was pleased to get on the pitch to face West Bromwich.
Purches was quoted after the match in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "I loved every minute of it on Tuesday. I am just desperate to get involved. I have been involved in pretty much every game on the bench but, unfortunately, haven’t got on. I will take any sort of minutes I can just to get out there. I train hard and put in the same effort every day and that is all you can do. It is out of my control with regards to whether I get picked or whether I play. But I know I can hold up my head high in regards to what I have done training-wise and I can just go from there".