Cherries: Howe recruits keeper Stewart
GOALKEEPER Jon Stewart has become Cherries' ninth signing of the campaign after sealing a two-year deal with the League One club. Chairman Eddie Mitchell has, in the past few minutes, confirmed that the Football League have rubber-stamped the former Weymouth stopper's move to Dean Court. The 6ft 4in Stewart, who trained with his new team-mates at Canford School this morning, will provide competition for number one Shwan Jalal, with the club's other stopper Dan Thomas currently sidelined through a knee injury. Boss Howe told the Echo: "Jon's been around for a while. He was at Weymouth under Jase and he's been at Portsmouth for a couple of years and we've kept tabs on him during his time there. "He's got all the attributes to be a top goalkeeper." Chairman Mitchell added: "It's great to be able to accomodate more players for Eddie." MORE ON THIS STORY IN TOMORROW'S ECHO.
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