Cherries Sign Forde

Last updated : 09 March 2008 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
AFC Bournemouth have signed David Forde on a 7-day deal, after permission was given by the Football League for the deal to go through.

Forde was originally lined up to play for the Cherries back in January, but the deal fell through because the Football League refused to sanction the deal at the time.

Speaking to the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Forde is quoted as saying: "I was very disappointed when the move fell through in January because I was looking forward to coming here and playing some games. I've been looking out for Bournemouth's results and they've been good. If it hadn't been for the points deduction, they would be out of the bottom four and I think they are still in with a shout of staying up. I played six games for Luton and it went well. We went to Elland Road on the back of beating Sunderland in the League Cup and lost 1-0 in front of 27,000. They nicked a goal and we were unlucky not to equalise. It was a great game to be involved in, a great atmosphere and I'm looking forward to going back. It would be nice to get a win this time".

Forde went on to say, about a conversation he'd had with ex-Cherry Warren Feeney: "Feeno said it was a great club and that he had loved every minute of it here. I also spoke to Stuart Morgan (Cherries' assistant manager under Harry Redknapp and now chief scout at Portsmouth) and he only had good things to say about the club".