With the January transfer window closed, recent speculation surrounding Marc Pugh has been put to bed for the time being.

Since Eddie Howe left Dean Court for Turf Moor, a transfer window hasn't passed when there hasn't been speculation linking Marc Pugh with a move away from the couth coast, with Burnley, repeatedly being linked (rightly or wrongly) to be favourites to sign the tricky winger.

Pugh is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "There are rumours all year round and I’m sure there will be more in the summer, but you have to put all the speculation to the back of your mind. This is a great club, I’m enjoying my time here and long may that continue. The team are playing good football, I’m enjoying my football and I’m not in any rush to move on. Eddie loves Bournemouth and he can go to watch a game of football just like anyone else. He is just like any other scout or manager in football – they watch players that can improve their squad. He could quite easily have been watching a Chesterfield player. People can put two and two together and think he was there to watch me when it is clearly not the case".