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Interest in 'great' player Eastwood

13 Oct 2011 08:42:41

Interest in 'great' player Eastwood

AFC Bournemouth manager Bradbury backs Eastwood.

A former team mate of Coventry City striker Freddy Eastwood, who has been told by his manager Andy Thorn that he is free to leave the club, has said he would be interested in signing  the 27 year old.

Lee Bradbury, now in charge of AFC Bournemouth, played alongside Eastwood when the pair were both at Southend. It was while at Southend that Eastwood had his best spell as a striker and scored 54 goals in his 117 appearances and helped The Shrimpers win back to back promotions from League Two to the Championship.

It was this form that saw Eastwood make a big money move to Wolverhampton Wanderers in 2007 for £1.5m, but he failed to replicate his earlier form and was sold to Coventry City in 2008 for a reported £1.2m.

His scoring record at Coventry has been poor and in three years he has netted just 17 goals in well over 100 games and recently has been so unfit he was sent to Lilleshall for intensive fitness training, but has failed to regain the required levels of fitness and has been told he can leave the club.

AFC boss Lee Bradbury told the Daily Echo, "...Financially, I don't know if we would be able to agree a deal because I think he was on a decent deal at Coventry, but, yes, he is a great player and someone I would sign, but I have got limitations to what I can do and he is a Championship player, and he would probably want to stay there."

 


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