Four In On Trial

Last updated : 09 July 2008 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
AFC Bournemouth are looiking at four players they have been able to draft in on trial. The four are; Sammy Igoe (released by Bristol Rovers), Carl Pettefer (midfield), Alex Bailey (defender), and Corrin Brooks-Meade (goal keeper).

Speaking to the Bournemouth Evening Echo, manager Kevin Bond is quoted as saying: "Sammy Igoe is a player I am familiar with from my Portsmouth days. He's training with us but recognises that we're not allowed to sign anybody at the moment. From his point of view, we might be a decent club for him. He lives locally and has done a fair amount of travelling up and down to Bristol on a daily basis for the past couple of years. He's very fit and in great shape. He will be looking at us while we will be looking at him over the next couple of weeks to see where it takes us. We can't sign anybody and I don't know how long that is going to last. As and when I am able to bring people in, I know it won't be very many but I do have some priorities. I need a goalkeeper. Neil Moss's arm is still in plaster and that only leaves me with Ryan Pryce. I've currently got four defenders so that's another area I need to strengthen if I can. I also need somebody who can give us a bit of width and Sam Vokes's departure to Wolves has left us with a big hole to fill up front. Up front, we currently have Jo Kuffour and Brett Pitman. I'm looking to drive home Brett's case for selection this season but I haven't got any options at this moment in time. We're really thin on the ground for players but I would like to be able to replace the four we lost - David Forde, Josh Gowling, Max Gradel and Sam Vokes - so I'll have to prioritise".