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Bournemouth sign Manchester City's Donal McDermott

Donal McDermott
McDermott is a versatile player who can play in midfield or as a striker

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.

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.

"I'm pleased he's coming down. He's looking forward to the challenge."

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.

"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.

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."

Bradbury, who himself spent two seasons with City during his playing days, insists that his connections to the Premier League side had no impact.

"It didn't help at all," he said. "We were monitoring him for a while.

"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."



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