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O'Hanlon is heading to the Cherries

CHAMPIONSHIP side Bournemouth believe they have signed up a player with real potential after their capture of teenager Josh O'Hanlon from Longford Town.

The Dubliner impressed in the first team at Longford last season and following a series of trials at English clubs, including spells on trial at Premier League sides Manchester United and Crystal Palace, he has opted to sign for Bournemouth.

"He is someone we have brought in very much for the future, he is not necessarily going to be involved straight away, which he is aware of. But with a lot of hard work and a good attitude, we could have a really good player on our hands in the not too distant future," said Cherries manager Eddie Howe.

EXCITED

"We are excited by him and are looking forward to working with him but don't want to put too much pressure on him too soon. It is a big jump, so we are going to need a bit of patience from everybody.

"He will come in and work with the first team. He will play with the development squad from time to time so he gets the games he needs.

"We will assess how things go. If he does well, further possibilities are open to us."

Meanwhile Torquay United have brought in Ireland U21 forward Aiden O'Brien on loan from Millwall.

The striker has been a hit at international level, scoring five goals in his nine appearances for the Irish U21s, but he has struggled at club level and has yet to make his debut for Millwall, who have now agreed to loan him out to the League Two side.


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