Having attracted a mass of interest following his introduction in to the Cherries first team, Danny Ings is being warned about stepping up a division too early.
Manager Lee Bradbury is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "I have spoken to Danny and told him he needs to be playing games at his age. I had a similar situation when I was about three years older than him and clubs took a lot of interest in me. I went to Manchester City for big money and, looking back, I probably should have had another season with Pompey. You can’t get your time back but I feel I would have gone to City a year later with a lot more experience and confidence. I think the best thing for Danny would be to concentrate and get his head down for another year or two. He is good enough to get a move later in life. He is a level-headed guy and showed a mature attitude when he was in and out of the team last season. He missed a few chances but carried on regardless and we showed faith in him because we knew he was a good player. I thought he handled it excellently and showed what he was made of".