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Bloomfield delighted to make Cherries move

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AFC Bournemouth's newest signing Erin Bloomfield reveals she's looking forward to getting started at the club. 

Bloomfield has completed a move to the Cherries from Southampton Women's, signing in time to be eligible for Sunday's cup game with Portsmouth. 

Speaking to afcb.co.uk, Bloomfield said: "I'm really excited! When I first heard about the opportunity, I was really excited to see what set-up was like.

"The team have been really successful this year and I've grown up around Bournemouth, so to have this opportunity was really exciting.

"I was told by my manager at Southampton that a request had been put in to talk to me and it went from there really. I got a message from Steve and had a good chat, and the decision was made quite quickly.

"I think we have a lot of the same values, one being honesty especially. He seems really nice to be honest and he's made me feel very welcome."

Bloomfield has gained a lot of experience in her short career, despite being just 21. She made her Women's Super League debut at 16 when playing for Yeovil Town and spent three years studying in the United States, turning out for Troy University.

When asked to describe herself as a player, she concluded: "I'm a player who likes to use their strength. I feel like I show a lot of passion on the pitch and I feel like I like to be a bit of a poacher. I'm an old-fashioned number nine!"

The forward turned out against the Cherries earlier in the season and admits that the performance from Cuss' side played a factor in her decision to sign for the club.

She revealed: "I thought they were really strong in all areas of the pitch. They seemed to link together really well and I just thought the chemistry in the team seemed really good and really strong.

"To be able to play with players that can create the chances that they do is what I'm looking forward to."

Bloomfield is due to be in the squad for tomorrow's Adopt South Women's Senior Cup game with Portsmouth, having trained with the side for the first time on Friday. 

As a former Southampton player, she admits it is fitting that she could make her debut against Portsmouth. 

She added: "I think to beat them and to come in as a bit of an underdog and put something on them would be really nice coming from Southampton."

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