Cherries: Molesley's year to remember

24 October 2009 07:00
CROWD pleaser Mark Molesley completed his impressive first year at Cherries and then described playing in front of the Dean Court faithful as the highlight of my career.[LNB] In his first 12 months at the club, Molesleys all-action midfield displays have won him plenty of admirers among the Cherries support.[LNB] He is set to play through the pain of a foot injury in this afternoons League Two clash against Grimsby Town at Dean Court (3pm), when he will be hoping to continue enhancing his reputation.[LNB] The fans have been absolutely fantastic, said the likeable Londoner, reflecting on his time at Cherries so far.[LNB] Its beyond anything I couldve hoped for and the highlight of my career is playing in front of the Bournemouth fans at home.[LNB] These are things I will treasure for the rest of my life.[LNB] Molesley is the latest in a long line of players Cherries have recruited from non-league, and he sees following in the footsteps of the likes of Wade Elliott, John Bailey and Shaun Teale as a good incentive.[LNB] Seeing players like that coming from the same sort of roots as me they are good role models to follow, he said.[LNB] They are definitely people to aspire to be like. Theyve gone on to great things.[LNB] Bournemouth seems like a great breeding ground and its a great place to be.[LNB] Despite being 28, Molesley believes there is room for improvement and learning in his game, something which will be music to the ears of Cherries fans.[LNB] He said: All were trying to do here is striving to improve, both on a personal level and collectively as a team.[LNB] I suppose people look at my age and think, maybe, I should be peaking and this might be my best time. But because I was late to the (professional) game Im still learning and still improving.[LNB] I dont think Im the finished article by any stretch of the imagination and Ive still got so much more to learn. Im learning a lot every day.[LNB] Molesley, who is playing despite the fact his injured left foot could soon require surgery, initially joined Cherries on loan from Grays Athletic last October. Manager Eddie Howe handed him a permanent deal in January, before securing the midfielder on a new two-year contract during the summer.[LNB]

Source: Bournemouth_Echo