Cherries: Baudry keen to tie up new deal

26 May 2011 07:00
MATHIEU Baudry insisted he had more to offer as he set his sights on repaying Cherries' faith.[LNB] The Frenchman confirmed his desire to remain at Dean Court after he was offered a one-year deal during Friday's end-of-season debriefings with Lee Bradbury and Steve Fletcher.[LNB] Out-of-contract this summer, Baudry is expected to agree terms to stay with Cherries when he holds further talks with boss Bradbury today.[LNB] And he revealed his primary aim next term would be to reward the club's management duo for backing him by displaying improved performances.[LNB] Baudry told the Echo: I am hoping to stay I enjoy it here.[LNB] I think I have to give back something to Bradders and Fletch because they have given me confidence. Now, I have to give back something to them.[LNB] I think I have more to offer than this season. I was not very fit because I had not played a lot and did not have a lot of reserve games.[LNB] I want to come back in pre-season and show I can do more.[LNB] Baudry first linked up with Cherries for a trial in January and subsequently signed until the end of the season after his contract with French outfit Troyes had been cancelled by mutual consent.[LNB] His first team opportunities were limited by the form of Jason Pearce and Shaun Cooper, as well as a frustrating groin injury.[LNB] But Baudry, a product of the Le Havre academy, made a major impact for Bradbury's men when his goal sparked Cherries' crucial comeback win over Bristol Rovers.[LNB] A centre-half by trade who can also play in midfield, Baudry also got a taste of the big stage when he returned from injury to come on as a late substitute in the play-off semi-final, second leg defeat at Huddersfield.[LNB] Homegrown duo Tim Stephenson and Dan Thomas, as well as Baudry and fellow rookie Ben Williamson are expected to put pen to paper on new deals.[LNB] First team star Danny Hollands opted to join Charlton Athletic.[LNB]

Source: Bournemouth_Echo