Cherries: Meades' loan move to help development

EDDIE Howe is confident Cherries will benefit from Jon Meades’s loan move to AFC Wimbledon and insists: “It will do him the world of good.”

Meades, 20, this week signed a two-month deal with the League Two outfit and made his Dons debut in the 2-0 loss against Exeter City at St James Park on Tuesday night.

The former Cardiff City youngster penned a two-year contract with Cherries in August after impressing former manager Paul Groves during a trial.

But Meades is yet to make a first-team appearance and Howe believes game-time with the Dons will prove vital to his development.

Howe told the Daily Echo: “We have been impressed with Jon in terms of his attitude and he is a really good professional with excellent application to his work.

“We just feel at this stage of his career that he needs to play regularly in order to develop into a League One player.

“He has definitely got potential. We have only seen him in one game so far, a development game, when he played in central midfield for the majority of the match.

“It has been difficult to judge it so this will give us a good chance to analyse and watch the DVDs and see how he does.”

Discussing versatile Meades, who can play at full-back or in central midfield, Howe added: “These games will help him no end. For Jon, with the age he is and his experience in the game so far, I think this is invaluable for him and his own personal development.

“I am sure at the end of this spell he will come back a better player, so that can only do us good in the long term.”

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7:16am Thu 8 Nov 12

Merleyman says...

Is he going to AFCB Wimbledon, or MK Dons?

Come on Echo. Employ a proof reader.
Is he going to AFCB Wimbledon, or MK Dons? Come on Echo. Employ a proof reader. Merleyman
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7:17am Thu 8 Nov 12

boyerboy says...

Clarify the reference in the headline to MK move please?
Clarify the reference in the headline to MK move please? boyerboy
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7:50am Thu 8 Nov 12

Fanfor45 says...

boyerboy wrote:
Clarify the reference in the headline to MK move please?
Come on chaps, wakey wakey. A.F.C. Wimbledon's nickname is the Dons.
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Clarify the reference in the headline to MK move please?[/p][/quote]Come on chaps, wakey wakey. A.F.C. Wimbledon's nickname is the Dons. Fanfor45
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8:23am Thu 8 Nov 12

kangman2012 says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
boyerboy wrote:
Clarify the reference in the headline to MK move please?
Come on chaps, wakey wakey. A.F.C. Wimbledon's nickname is the Dons.
Yawn, yawn !
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Clarify the reference in the headline to MK move please?[/p][/quote]Come on chaps, wakey wakey. A.F.C. Wimbledon's nickname is the Dons.[/p][/quote]Yawn, yawn ! kangman2012
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8:24am Thu 8 Nov 12

boyerboy says...

Fanfor45 wrote:
boyerboy wrote:
Clarify the reference in the headline to MK move please?
Come on chaps, wakey wakey. A.F.C. Wimbledon's nickname is the Dons.
Nice to see the "reporter" has corrected his headline mistake ...but it now looks as though we are the chumps and not him .He has failed to apologise or admit his mistake !
[quote][p][bold]Fanfor45[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Clarify the reference in the headline to MK move please?[/p][/quote]Come on chaps, wakey wakey. A.F.C. Wimbledon's nickname is the Dons.[/p][/quote]Nice to see the "reporter" has corrected his headline mistake ...but it now looks as though we are the chumps and not him .He has failed to apologise or admit his mistake ! boyerboy
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9:34am Thu 8 Nov 12

dcf104 says...

Seriously, change the url of this! Meades has gone to AFC Wimbledon not MK Dons! Proof reading is so important don't get AFC Wimbledon confused with Franchise!
Seriously, change the url of this! Meades has gone to AFC Wimbledon not MK Dons! Proof reading is so important don't get AFC Wimbledon confused with Franchise! dcf104
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10:19am Thu 8 Nov 12

Edd12 says...

Jeez guys. Why dont we wish the lad good luck!!
Jeez guys. Why dont we wish the lad good luck!! Edd12
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10:19am Thu 8 Nov 12

Edd12 says...

Jeez guys. Why dont we wish the lad good luck!!
Jeez guys. Why dont we wish the lad good luck!! Edd12
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11:05am Thu 8 Nov 12

RED LETTER DAY says...

Wakey wakey, . . . It dont take much gumption to work out that MK Dons are not un league 2.
Wakey wakey, . . . It dont take much gumption to work out that MK Dons are not un league 2. RED LETTER DAY
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1:05pm Thu 8 Nov 12

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Edd12 wrote:
Jeez guys. Why dont we wish the lad good luck!!
Good luck Jon! Hows that Edd?

But seriously, good luck Jon.
[quote][p][bold]Edd12[/bold] wrote: Jeez guys. Why dont we wish the lad good luck!![/p][/quote]Good luck Jon! Hows that Edd? But seriously, good luck Jon. TedMacsCherryPants
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1:18pm Thu 8 Nov 12

TedMacsCherryPants says...

Hey Echo, no mini-feature on Appy leaving Portsmouth!??

C'mon now get one done, I've had a bad week and am in the mood for some "trollling"!!!
Hey Echo, no mini-feature on Appy leaving Portsmouth!?? C'mon now get one done, I've had a bad week and am in the mood for some "trollling"!!! TedMacsCherryPants
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2:25pm Thu 8 Nov 12

kangman2012 says...

I would have thought Appleton leaving Pompey was a much bigger story unless the news broke too late for the first edition of the paper. It's now 2.25pm and still nothing. You could at least acknowledge the event!
I would have thought Appleton leaving Pompey was a much bigger story unless the news broke too late for the first edition of the paper. It's now 2.25pm and still nothing. You could at least acknowledge the event! kangman2012
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