AFC Bournemouth: Howe takes a final look at trialist Morrissey

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CHERRIES manager Eddie Howe was today expected to make a final check on trialist Danny Morrissey before deciding whether to pursue his interest in the striker.

Morrissey has spent the week training with Cherries and caught the eye when he netted the only goal in a reserve team friendly against a star-studded QPR line-up on Tuesday.

The frontman, who today celebrates his 20th birthday, has also been linked with Cherries’ Championship rivals Huddersfield after starring for League of Ireland outfit Cork City.

Morrissey progressed through the ranks at Cork and the Terriers were reportedly on the verge of tabling a six-figure offer for him after watching him in action against Shelbourne earlier this season.

Republic of Ireland assistant boss Roy Keane was among the crowd to see Morrissey help Cork complete their league campaign with a victory over champions St Patrick’s Athletic in October.

A pacy forward, Morrissey has already drawn comparisons with Republic of Ireland and West Brom striker Shane Long who was plucked by Reading from Cork City in 2005.

Cherries boss Howe told the Daily Echo last night: “He was someone we were made aware of so we said we would have a look. He has remained with us and is training this week so we will have a closer look.

“It is a case of just seeing how it goes in the next few days. He did well in the reserve game. He scored, worked incredibly hard and showed some good touches. We will have to try to make a quick assessment on him.”

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4:20pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Afcbives says...

Eddie howe we need a target man
Eddie howe we need a target man Afcbives

6:20pm Fri 13 Dec 13

holdinkæft says...

we already have that type of player Mr Howe.
Look else where,
we already have that type of player Mr Howe. Look else where, holdinkæft

6:46pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Cherryfan says...

So he is a midget?
So he is a midget? Cherryfan

9:58pm Fri 13 Dec 13

Afcbives says...

We need Terrence Boyd not some kid from cork city
We need Terrence Boyd not some kid from cork city Afcbives

1:43am Sat 14 Dec 13

rednblack37 says...

It's like a height obsession on this site. We're going down the playing on the ground route and trying to bring in players to fit that ideal and some people are 70's throwbacks, obsessed with a big striker. Luis Suarez and Serio Aguero must wish they were bigger so they could score more!! Just be patient and keep the faith! And before anyone bangs on about getting on the end of crosses, if the crosses are accurate and placed, rather than hit and hope it would help. Michael Owen scored quite a few with his head because of great crossing. Perhaps our lads should work on accuracy in their crosses rather than relying someone to get on the end of a hit and hope?
It's like a height obsession on this site. We're going down the playing on the ground route and trying to bring in players to fit that ideal and some people are 70's throwbacks, obsessed with a big striker. Luis Suarez and Serio Aguero must wish they were bigger so they could score more!! Just be patient and keep the faith! And before anyone bangs on about getting on the end of crosses, if the crosses are accurate and placed, rather than hit and hope it would help. Michael Owen scored quite a few with his head because of great crossing. Perhaps our lads should work on accuracy in their crosses rather than relying someone to get on the end of a hit and hope? rednblack37

9:46am Sat 14 Dec 13

Nat1234 says...

rednblack37 wrote:
It's like a height obsession on this site. We're going down the playing on the ground route and trying to bring in players to fit that ideal and some people are 70's throwbacks, obsessed with a big striker. Luis Suarez and Serio Aguero must wish they were bigger so they could score more!! Just be patient and keep the faith! And before anyone bangs on about getting on the end of crosses, if the crosses are accurate and placed, rather than hit and hope it would help. Michael Owen scored quite a few with his head because of great crossing. Perhaps our lads should work on accuracy in their crosses rather than relying someone to get on the end of a hit and hope?
So what about all the crosses that are head height , that we seem to keep playing week in and week out . I suppose rantie will get on the end of them LOL ..
[quote][p][bold]rednblack37[/bold] wrote: It's like a height obsession on this site. We're going down the playing on the ground route and trying to bring in players to fit that ideal and some people are 70's throwbacks, obsessed with a big striker. Luis Suarez and Serio Aguero must wish they were bigger so they could score more!! Just be patient and keep the faith! And before anyone bangs on about getting on the end of crosses, if the crosses are accurate and placed, rather than hit and hope it would help. Michael Owen scored quite a few with his head because of great crossing. Perhaps our lads should work on accuracy in their crosses rather than relying someone to get on the end of a hit and hope?[/p][/quote]So what about all the crosses that are head height , that we seem to keep playing week in and week out . I suppose rantie will get on the end of them LOL .. Nat1234

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