Cherries: Mitchell hails loan deal for Dalla Valle

05 March 2011 07:00
CHAIRMAN Eddie Mitchell believes Cherries' loan swoop for Premier League youngster Lauri Dalla Valle underlines the club's ambition.[LNB] The Fulham striker yesterday put pen to paper on an initial one-month deal after linking up with his new team-mates in training at Canford School.[LNB] Boss Lee Bradbury was delighted to bolster his attacking resources, having previously missed out on signing Middlesbrough's Jonathan Franks and West Brom frontman Simon Cox.[LNB] And Mitchell insists the move for the 19-year-old is a signal of Cherries' intent to last the distance in the League One promotion race.[LNB] Mitchell told the Echo: We know there are still 13 games of the season to go and we need every point we can get out of them, so we need goals.[LNB] It is not that we haven't got goalscorers because we would not be winning games otherwise. But it just gives other options and it shows our intent to keep us in contention.[LNB] Mitchell and Bradbury both confirmed that the chairman's son, Tom Mitchell, played a part in the recruitment of Dalla Valle.[LNB] Mitchell junior discovered that the striker was available and alerted Bradbury, leading to the Cherries boss doing his homework on the player before making his move.[LNB]

Source: Bournemouth_Echo