AFC Bournemouth: Camp keeping his options open

Bournemouth Echo: GOALKEEPER: Lee Camp GOALKEEPER: Lee Camp

GOALKEEPER Lee Camp is playing his cards close to his chest regarding the prospect of a permanent move to Dean Court but revealed: “We are talking.”

Camp, who has played seven times since joining Cherries on loan from West Brom, will be a free agent when his contract expires at the start of next month.

And although Eddie Howe has expressed an interest in keeping him, a possible move for Camp has been left in the balance following Steve Clarke’s sacking at the Hawthorns.

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Echo, Camp, whose loan ends following Cherries’ trip to Brighton on New Year’s Day, said: “I was shocked and surprised at the news. On the other hand, nothing surprises you in football.

“From my limited experience of dealing with the club, they don’t do things off the cuff. The chairman seems to be an intelligent man and is very calculated in everything he does. I believe the club is run the right way and I am sure he did it for a reason.

“Regarding my position, I am just taking things day by day. They have a recall clause and, if that were to be triggered, I would be back up the road.”

Camp added: “We have had a few conversations here and I think there will be more in the coming weeks. When the time is right, I am sure things will be said.

“But, at the moment, I am very happy playing my football and everything has been positive. We will let the chats continue and, if I didn’t want to, there wouldn’t be any.”

Cherries will be hoping to register back-to-back away wins when they meet Sheffield Wednesday tomorrow – with Camp having clinched promotion with QPR at Hillsborough in May 2004.

He added: “It was during my first loan spell and we had to win to finish second. It was a special day and something I will always remember. Overall, I have had pretty good experiences at Hillsborough.”

Discussing his time with Cherries, Camp said: “We have had a few indifferent results but, overall, performances have been good. It is difficult for a club which has been promoted and especially with the way we play. When you pass the ball, you have to accept you are going to lose it sometimes.

“You can play percentage football, knock it in the channels, put it in the corners and worry about losing it at the top end but that is not the method here.

“Overall, I have really enjoyed my time so far. I enjoy the way the team plays and I am sure we will get a lot more positive results in the long run. We may be losing one or two battles but, overall, I think we will win the war.”

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10:37am Fri 20 Dec 13

RED LETTER DAY says...

. THIS ALL SOUNDS A BIT CAMP TO ME, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tee hee
. THIS ALL SOUNDS A BIT CAMP TO ME, . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Tee hee RED LETTER DAY

2:16pm Fri 20 Dec 13

ASM says...

would love to have him here on a permanent. If his wage demands are high then maybe we should get him on a short term contract (6 months will do). We need to sign a number 1 in January and Camp has been safe and consistant
would love to have him here on a permanent. If his wage demands are high then maybe we should get him on a short term contract (6 months will do). We need to sign a number 1 in January and Camp has been safe and consistant ASM

3:40pm Fri 20 Dec 13

raybren says...

Exclusive Interview ; Why keep using this term , when you know nobody else is interested !
Exclusive Interview ; Why keep using this term , when you know nobody else is interested ! raybren

5:10pm Fri 20 Dec 13

Dukecherry says...

ASM wrote:
would love to have him here on a permanent. If his wage demands are high then maybe we should get him on a short term contract (6 months will do). We need to sign a number 1 in January and Camp has been safe and consistant
Safe and consistent! I thought such accolades were reserved for The chosen few before him. We are still paying Henderson's wages. How many goalkeepers are we paying now?
Seven games in goal and not one single clean sheet. We had four points out of a possible 21. Please, Think before you write.
[quote][p][bold]ASM[/bold] wrote: would love to have him here on a permanent. If his wage demands are high then maybe we should get him on a short term contract (6 months will do). We need to sign a number 1 in January and Camp has been safe and consistant[/p][/quote]Safe and consistent! I thought such accolades were reserved for The chosen few before him. We are still paying Henderson's wages. How many goalkeepers are we paying now? Seven games in goal and not one single clean sheet. We had four points out of a possible 21. Please, Think before you write. Dukecherry

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