Cherries: Lovell excited by comeback

29 March 2011 07:00
STEVE Lovell admits he is desperate to play his part for Cherries as he edges closer to full fitness.[LNB] The experienced frontman was among Lee Bradbury's substitutes when Cherries drew 2-2 against Charlton Athletic on Saturday.[LNB] It was the first time he had featured in the senior squad since rejoining the Dean Court outfit last summer.[LNB] Lovell will today continue his comeback from a long-term ankle injury when he lines up in a reserve team friendly against a Reading XI at the Championship club's training base (2pm).[LNB] He told the Echo: It was always the aim to get as many reserve minutes as I could.[LNB] We have had to arrange this game and I am looking forward to it. Fingers crossed, everything goes well.[LNB] I'm dying to get out there and play again. Bradders knows I am committed and willing to play my part when needed.[LNB] When asked about his involvement on Saturday, Lovell added: It felt so good to finally be out there warming up with the boys and, in the end, I was disappointed not to get on.[LNB] But I thought the boys did well and the ones that did come on almost changed the game.[LNB] I felt good but I have come back quickly and have not really had much game time, so it might turn out to not be such a bad thing.[LNB] A number of Cherries' professionals will line up against Reading, including new loan signing Donal McDermott.[LNB] Boss Bradbury is also set to run the rule over 21-year-old goalkeeper Billy Lumley, a product of the Glenn Hoddle Academy, and Southampton academy player Jordace Holder-Spooner.[LNB] Cherries: (from) Lumley, Nelson, Butcher, Baudry, Hester, Bell, McDermott, Taylor, Holder-Spooner, Lovell, Williamson, Stockley, Wakefield, Parsons, Murphy (g/k).[LNB]

Source: Bournemouth_Echo