Eddie Signs 'Keeper Button

Last updated : 18 January 2009 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Panic not ........ it's not Gomes, but 19-year old David Button, who is an England U-19 International.

The deal is for an initial months loan, with the possibility of that being extended until the end of the season for the 6ft4 keeper.

Speaking to the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Eddie Howe is quoted as saying: "He's certainly got a presence and is a good size. He's highly rated by Tottenham and also did well at Grays this season. I spoke to the people at Grays and they were desperate to have him back. But Spurs wanted him to go to a league club and Harry Redknapp and Kevin Bond have both been very supportive".

As for Shwan Jalal, Eddie is quoted as saying: "Jal needs pushing and needs competition. I rate him as a goalkeeper but don't think he's been pushed this season".