Cherries net Man City's McDermott

24 March 2011 05:36
Bournemouth have signed Manchester City midfielder Donal McDermott on loan until the end of the season.The 21-year-old, who can play in midfielder or up front, has had loan spells loan at MK Dons, Chesterfield and Scunthorpe United. [LNB]Cherries manager Lee Bradbury told BBC Radio Solent: "Donal will give us quality in the last run-in. He can play in many positions and score goals. [LNB]"I'm pleased he's coming down. He's looking forward to the challenge." [LNB]McDermott, who has featured in City's reserves this season, played for the Chesterfield side that beat Bournemouth 2-1 last season to end their run of six consecutive games unbeaten at Dean Court. [LNB]"We've gone for someone who is versatile but still has got a great enough quality in other positions to have a positive effect on us," said Bradbury.[LNB] We've gone for someone who is versatile but still has got a great enough quality in other positions to have a positive effect on us Bournemouth boss Lee Bradbury "We have been looking for strikers and there was no one out there really who we thought would benefit us." [LNB]Bradbury, who himself spent two seasons with City during his playing days, insists that his connections to the Premier League side had no impact. [LNB]"It didn't help at all," he said. "We were monitoring him for a while. [LNB]"It was made apparent to me that he was available so we chased it up and went through the right channels with Man City and made things happen."

Source: BBC_Sport