Ex-Cherries boss, Kevin Bond, adds his priase to that already heaped on to the Cherries starlet. Ex-Cherry manager, Kevin Bond, praises the way in which Brett Pitman helped the Cherries to automatic promotion. Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo, Bond is quoted as saying: "He is a really good lad. I know him – he is a good lad and has got a good personality. He is a terrific goalscorer. He scored goals last season and I think he will score goals again next season. I think him staying fit – with Eddie not being able to bring in players to the football club – was a major factor behind them winning as many games as they did".