One In, One Out For the Cherries
By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Updated Saturday, 5th March 2011
One player leaves Dean Court on loan, while another comes in. Both have an instant impact on their debut's.
Having been thwarted because of injury, Lee Bradbury gets his wish to strengthen his attacking options with the signing of Lauri Dalla Valle from Fulham on an initial months loan.
On signing the 19-year old, Lee Bradbury is quoted as saying in the Bournemouth Evening Echo: "He is quick, wants to run in behind and can stretch out the line for us. He likes playing off a big man, has a very good work-rate and he is a good little finisher, so he can only be good for us. It is more firepower for me as well as more options. He is a similar sort of build to Danny Ings, maybe with a bit of a thicker set. He is the type of player we had been looking for. With the recommendations that have come from good people with good backgrounds, he should be a good asset for us".
Eddie Mitchell is quoted as saying: "We know there are still 13 games of the season to go and we need every point we can get out of them, so we need goals. It is not that we haven’t got goalscorers because we would not be winning games otherwise. But it just gives other options and it shows our intent to keep us in contention".
Dalle Valle himself is quoted as saying: "I am a striker and I am quite clinical in front of goal. I work hard for the team and do my best in every game. I am here to do my best and to show people I am capable of playing in competitive games at senior level. Hopefully, by doing my best here it will be good for the club as well, and I can get goals for the club. They are talking a lot about wanting to get promoted and do well so, hopefully, we will continue that. I am delighted to be here and it seems like a really nice place".
Meanwhile, Harry Arter has gone out on loan to Carlisle United for a month. On the move Arter is quoted as saying: "I was really pleased that a League One opportunity came up. Carlisle are a good passing team with a lot of young players and I think I will fit it well there. Hopefully, it will be a success. It’s not the club’s fault but since the middle of December I have only played three reserve games. For any professional footballer, that is not enough. I rely on being sharp and being at my best and, if I’m not, then I’m not really that much use to anyone. I’m hoping to go up to Carlisle and find that match sharpness I feel I’m lacking a little bit at the moment".
Both loanees scored on their debuts. Dalla Valle netted a beauty to secure a 3-0 win over Oldham Athletic, while Harry Arter netted for his new club in the 92nd minute to level the scores at 3-3, but it wasn't enough to secure a point as the Cumbrians went down 4-3.