With Michael Symes now out on loan until the end of the season with Rochdale, it is being openly discussed that Symes isn't going to exercise a 12-month extension option to his current Dean Court contract.
Lee Bradbury is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying on the matter that: "I didn’t want to commit to giving him a new contract just yet. I don’t think I have seen enough of him this season and I haven’t seen the best of him. He wanted to play games and it was his decision to go on loan and I can understand that. He had a clause in his contract he could have activated but he hasn’t. We are not really in the driving seat with it but I have brought in new strikers so that has pushed him down the pecking order. He has seen that and wants to play games".