Cherries Havant Hutchings

Last updated : 05 August 2009 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
With the new season days away, and Eddie Howe scrabbling round to make up a squad, 18 year old Portsmouth-born Steve Hutchings has signed a deal taking him to West Leigh Park.

Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the move, Eddie Howe is quoted as saying: "I'm disappointed to lose Steve, especially with the situation we find ourselves in regarding numbers. But he has made a decision for his own career, based, I believe, on finance because Havant and Waterlooville were in a position to offer him a contract. I hope he does well for them and am sorry to see him leave".