For the whole of next season, Matt Tubbs will be out on loan at League Two side AFC Wimbledon, having turned down a chance to return to Crawley Town.
On his switch, Tubbs is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "I'm 30 in a couple of weeks and it didn't take a rocket scientist to work out that my chances at Bournemouth would be slim to none. I got my head round that early on. Every footballer wants to play and no footballer is happy to be sat on the bench. It was disappointing at Bournemouth at times but in my last full season, the lads did unbelievably well and we gained promotion. Although I played a bit-part role, it was pleasing to see how Eddie Howe came in and changed the philosophy of the whole team. He made sure the team were playing the right way and the fans loved it. From my own point of view, there wasn't really anything I could have done. The lads were winning and as a result gained promotion to the Championship. I've got absolutely no regrets because it was an unbelievable time and I loved it there. There's nothing better than putting on the shirt of your home town club, making appearances and scoring goals. I have great memories from my time at Bournemouth which will last me forever".