Howe On Fogden

15 December 2012 08:49
Eddie Howe assess the midfield terrier that is Wes Fogden.

He may not be (physically) the largest player on the pitch, but when it comes to sheer determination and work rate, there are few that can match Wes Fogden.

Assessing Wes, Eddie Howe is quoted in the Bournemouth Evening Echo as saying: "Wes is a hard worker and a real team player but has got ability as well. He is a very good footballer, he has quality on the ball and you can’t underestimate that. He can play a number of different positions left and has got a lot of tools. That is why he is such a valued member of our squad. It doesn’t matter where you come from and who you have played for has no bearing on it. Wes is here on merit. I have a lot of respect for players who come through the non-league route because it is the hardest way to get into the game. Wes has certainly got the fire inside him to want to improve and to keep his place and I have been very impressed with him".

Tommy Elphick is quoted on his ex-Brighton team mate as saying: "We grew up together and played in the same teams from 12 onwards. Wes has always been the same and what you see, is what you get. He is a pocket rocket and he really gets stuck in. He surprises a few people and people underestimate him due to his size. What he lacks in size, he certainly makes up for in heart. He had a tough start to his career due to injury and serious illness. I have always kept an eye on his progress and, when I saw he had signed here from Havant, it was great to see him getting back into the pro game because he deserves every success he gets".

Source: Cherries MAD