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AFC Bournemouth under-21 profiles

Under-21s profiles

Posted: Thu 14 Jul 2016
Jordan Holmes
Goalkeeper Jordan Holmes had an eventful 2015/16 season with the Cherries. 

Not only did he sign a new contract until June 2018, but he also travelled with the first-team squad on three occasions, on trips to Anfield and Stamford Bridge, as well as being named on the bench for the final game of the season against Manchester United.

The Australian stopper joined the Cherries in June 2013 after impressing in a game against the club while on tour.

Patrick O’Flaherty
On loan at Wimborne Town last season, goalkeeper Patrick O’Flaherty will play for the Magpies again on loan this campaign.

His impressive form for Town last season saw him handed a new one-year deal with the Cherries.

Mark Travers
A new signing for the 2016/17 season, Mark Travers signed for the Cherries after impressing during a trial period.

The Irish goalkeeper has played for the Republic of Ireland under-18s and penned a one-year deal.

Callum Stanton
AFC Bournemouth’s Academy player of the season for 2015/16, Callum Stanton has impressed during his nine-year stay with the club.

Last season he also travelled with the first team on trips to Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur.


Jordan Lee
Captain of the 21s side, Jordan Lee made his first-team debut in the 2015/16 season.

The right back started against Birmingham City in the Emirates FA Cup and put in an assured display.

Corey Jordan
After signing professional terms last season, Corey Jordan trained with the first-team towards the back end of the season.

Jordan also gained valuable first-team exposure by being named on the substitutes bench for the final game of the season against Manchester United.

Shaun Hobson
Having come through the ranks at Burnley, Hobson signed this summer for the Cherries after a successful trial period.

Ollie Harfield
Left-back Ollie Harfield signed professional terms last season and has been with the Cherries for three years – after spending seven years with Southampton.

Jack Simpson    
Defender Jack Simpson trained with the first team regularly last season, and also travelled to Anfield for the Capital One Cup tie against Liverpool.

He signed a new two-year deal with the Cherries back in March.

Callum Buckley
Callum Buckey spent part of the 2015/16 campaign on loan at Eastbourne Borough.

He played at the American Express Community Stadium as they edged out Worthing with a 1-0 victory in front of 2,899 spectators.


Jake McCarthy
Jake McCarthy joined the club at the age of 12 and has progressed through the academy age groups. 

McCarthy signed a two-year deal back in 2015 and is comfortable playing at centre-back and as a holding midfield player.

Matt Worthington
After progressing into the under-21s side and earning a professional contract, Matt Worthington spent the back end of the season on loan at Eastbourne Borough.

Worthington was at Southampton previously until he was 16-years old.

Harry Cornick

Harry Cornick spent time on loan at League Two side Yeovil Town last season and played a major part in them staying in the Football League.

The midfielder's impressive performances also saw him handed a new two-year deal back in April and he is currently on loan at League Two side Leyton Orient.

Matt Butcher
Having graduated from the Cherries' Academy, Butcher has made two first team appearances in the 2015/16.

The first, came in the Capital One Cup away to Hartlepool and the Emirates FA Cup saw him make his second appearance, away to Birmingham City.

To further aid is first-team experience, Butcher also spent time on loan at Gosport, Woking and Poole Town last season and has joined League Two Yeovil Town on loan this campaign.

Ben Whitfield
Midfielder Ben Whitfield had an impressive 2015/16 season, where with a loan spell with National League Kidderminster Harriers, he established himself as a firm fans’ favourite at Aggborough.

His impressive performances caught the eye and the Cherries rewarded his efforts with a new one-year deal.

Sam Matthews
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As a 16-year-old, Sam Matthews featured in Cherries’ high-profile friendly with Real Madrid in July 2013.

He spent a brief spell with Poole Town on loan and played regularly with the under-21s last season.

Matt Neale
After a lengthy injury, Matt Neale continued to impress and earned a professional deal last season.

The wide man has been with the club for nine years having joined the Academy setup at the age of nine.

Keelan O’Connell
Having been with the club since the age of 11, Keelan O’Connell has progressed all the way through to signing professionally last season.

The winger is comfortable on either side and became a key figure for the under-21s at the back end of last season.

Mihai Dobre
A Romanian youth international, Dobre signed for the Cherries on deadline day.

He signed a deal from top-flight Romanian side Viitorul Mihai georgescu cluj, who are currently managed by ex-Real Madrid and Barcelona midfielder Gheorghe Hagi.


Jordan Green
After an impressive trial spell in July 2015, striker Jordan Green signed an initial one-year deal with the Cherries.

Previously at Fulham, Green also played for Banbury United in the Southern League.

Sam Surridge
Sam Surridge signed professional terms last season and enjoyed a fruitful season in front of goal for both the under-18s and under-21s.

Surridge was also a substitute for the first-team in the cup tie against Preston North End.

Brandon Goodship
Young striker Brandon Goodship enjoyed a successful 2015/16 season.

The Cherries' under-21s player of the season last season, Goodship bounced back from a long injury absence to score his first ever Football League goal - during a successful loan spell with League Two outfit Yeovil Town.

Mikael Ndjoli
A new recruit for the 2016/17 season, Mikael Ndjoli caught the eye with some explosive performances for Millwall. 

His blistering pace caught the eye of several clubs but the Cherries signed him on an initial one-year deal, after he scored 20 goals in 24 games across the Lions’ youth ranks last term.

Joe Quigley

19-year-old Joe Quigley experienced men’s football last season during impressive loan spells with Torquay United, Wrexham and Woking.

Quigley penned a new one-year deal with the Cherries back in March and has now joined League One outfit Gillingham on loan until January.