Following the successful transition for Danny Ings, with a number of fine performances in recent weeks, Jayden Stockley, currently on loan at Dorchester Town, has been challenged to follow in Ings's foot steps.
Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, manager Eddie Howe is quoted as saying: "The next stage of Jayden’s development is to go out and play games and follow the success of Danny Ings. Dorchester was very good for Danny and Danny was very good for them so it was a good combination. You can see the difference it has made to Danny’s game since he has come back. The loan spell really helped his game, im-proved him and brought him that much closer to the first team. We hope the same will happen with Jayden. Going to Dorchester sees these lads play competitive games in a man’s environment. They have to grow up quickly and adjust to the demands. It is a really good learning experience for them. Jayden was probably pushed a little bit too early for our liking due to the shortage of numbers but got an opportunity which was great for him. You have to take a long-term view with all the players. We would love Jayden to develop quickly and get into our first team quickly but everybody will find the right time. I’ve said it many times before, young players will get an opportunity when they are ready and this is the next stage for Jayden. He needs to do well at Dorchester. He got off to a great start on Saturday with two goals and, hopefully, that will be the start of a really successful loan period".