Cherries: Thomas set for season-long Dorchester move

27 May 2011 07:00
Cherries' teenage goalkeeper Dan Thomas will spend next season with non-league neighbours Dorchester Town.[LNB] Thomas, who has just agreed terms on a new one-year deal with Cherries, will return to the Conference South outfit on a season-long loan.[LNB] The 19-year-old stopper had two spells with the Magpies last season before being recalled on both occasions due to disciplinary issues surrounding fellow keeper Jon Stewart.[LNB] Thomas will continue to train daily with Cherries goalkeeping coach Neil Moss and will feature in the club's pre-season campaign before joining Dorchester.[LNB] A product of the club's youth system, Poole-born Thomas made four appearances during Cherries' League Two promotion campaign but only featured on the bench this season.[LNB] Cherries boss Lee Bradbury, who will have a recall clause in Thomas's agreement, told the Daily Echo: It will work well for Dan and the two clubs. He will train with us and we can continue to improve him.[LNB] We can also keep an eye on his progress and, at the same time, he will play a decent standard of football.[LNB] I think he will progress a lot quicker doing that than he would playing 15 reserve games for us.[LNB] Bradbury confirmed he was still hoping to sign Billy Lumley from the Glenn Hoddle Academy to provide back up for Cherries number one Shwan Jalal.[LNB]

Source: Bournemouth_Echo