Challenge Camp - Eddie's Call To Keepers

Last updated : 11 January 2014 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator

Lee Camp might be the Cherries first choice keeper, but there are still three keepers in the background looking to pinch his birth in the starting line up.

As a result of which, manager Eddie Howe has called upon the other keepers in the squd to challenge for that starting place, being quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "Like any other position, you need good players and you need people pushing each other. We have a lot of faith in Ryan, we like Darryl very much, although he is injured at the moment, and we see Benji as very much one for the future. We have a good group of goalkeepers. They all get along and work incredibly well together and it would be good to see them push Campy and fight for that spot".

For his part, Camp, who isn't eligible to play against Burton Albion on Tuesday evening, is quoted as saying: "I can see what the manager is trying to do here and where he wants to go and I believe he will get there. I like the way he plays and the team play attractive football. I have also seen how he goes about things and I like it. It is important for me to play for someone I want to play for. He has great staff around him and I have a great relationship with Neil Moss. The manager and the club want to make healthy progress. You just have to look at the quality of the squad and the players that have come in since they got promoted. There is a project here for both myself and the club and the manager talked to me about the direction the club is going in. This has provided me with an opportunity to be around something long term and I can get my head down, set goals and try to achieve them. The deal has given me security and I will only get better with it. It ticks every box for me in all aspects of my life and it was a very simple decision in the end".