AFC Bournemouth: Howe outlines reasons for duo's loan moves

Bournemouth Echo: OLD STOMPING GROUND: Matt Tubbs at Crawley OLD STOMPING GROUND: Matt Tubbs at Crawley

CHERRIES manager Eddie Howe has outlined his reasons for granting loan moves to defender Miles Addison and striker Matt Tubbs.

Addison has joined League One high-fliers Rotherham until the end of the season, while Tubbs has returned to former club Crawley, initially for a month but with a view to staying until May.

News that both deals were in the offing was revealed exclusively by the Daily Echo last week with the pair completing the paperwork on their respective temporary transfers earlier today.

Addison, who has been named on the bench a number of times this season, has not made an appearance for Cherries since lining up in a 2-2 draw at Bury 13 months ago.

Signed permanently by Paul Groves in July 2012 following a loan spell under Lee Bradbury, the 24-year-old’s debut season at Dean Court was cut short by a persistent foot injury.

Addison, who is midway through a three-year deal having signed from Derby County, was replaced as captain by Tommy Elphick during last season’s promotion campaign.

Tubbs was recalled early from a loan spell at Rotherham where he had netted just once in 21 appearances after joining the Millers at the start of the season.

The 29-year-old former Salisbury star was a big hit during his first stint at Crawley, his 40 goals helping them win promotion to the Football League in 2011.

Verwood-raised Tubbs joined Cherries two years ago for a then-club record fee of around £800,000 and featured mostly from the bench as Howe’s men secured promotion to the Championship.

In an exclusive interview with the Daily Echo, Howe said: “Miles expressed a wish to play this season. At this stage of his career, and with the injuries he had prior to coming here and while he has been here, he didn’t want to spend any more time on the fringes of the squad.

“When someone makes that request to you, it is only right that you listen. You do what is best for the club but you also have to think of the player and his future.

“He made the decision that when the window had reopened, we would look at his situation. He wants to play and has gone to a good club who are doing well. It is an opportunity for him to get regular football which I think is what he needs.

“Matt had a frustrating spell at Rotherham where he didn’t get the football he had wanted. He wasn’t a regular starter for us last season and had hoped to get regular football.

“Hopefully, he will get that during his time with Crawley, get back to scoring goals and get that buzz of scoring because he has scored wherever he has been in his career.

“I think it is a good move for him at a club where, previously, he did well. Hopefully, that will give him the impetus he needs to hit the ground running.”

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2:11pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Yorkie Cherry says...

I hope both players succeed at their respective clubs. As Steve Evans said Matt struggled at Rotherham due to possibly being homesick and latterly due to a virus. Miles is not a Championship player and will probably be better off at Rotherham.
I hope both players succeed at their respective clubs. As Steve Evans said Matt struggled at Rotherham due to possibly being homesick and latterly due to a virus. Miles is not a Championship player and will probably be better off at Rotherham. Yorkie Cherry
  • Score: 8

2:39pm Mon 6 Jan 14

TedMacsCherryPants says...

All the best to both players and hope it works out for them.
All the best to both players and hope it works out for them. TedMacsCherryPants
  • Score: 10

2:45pm Mon 6 Jan 14

mark.s says...

There's a lot of dealing to be done by EH and the board to get this squad balanced and trimmed to size. These two certainly fall into that scope.
There's a lot of dealing to be done by EH and the board to get this squad balanced and trimmed to size. These two certainly fall into that scope. mark.s
  • Score: 6

3:03pm Mon 6 Jan 14

easthoweafcb. says...

Why not just cancel contracts on these players who are not fit or come up to standard so we can create space in th3 squad and replace them?
Why not just cancel contracts on these players who are not fit or come up to standard so we can create space in th3 squad and replace them? easthoweafcb.
  • Score: -14

3:31pm Mon 6 Jan 14

smhinto says...

easthoweafcb. wrote:
Why not just cancel contracts on these players who are not fit or come up to standard so we can create space in th3 squad and replace them?
Simply because it would cost the club money to do so. One just cannot canel the contract. It either has to be paid up in full or reach a severence package with the player concerned. i.e cancelled my mutual consent.
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Regards
[quote][p][bold]easthoweafcb.[/bold] wrote: Why not just cancel contracts on these players who are not fit or come up to standard so we can create space in th3 squad and replace them?[/p][/quote]Simply because it would cost the club money to do so. One just cannot canel the contract. It either has to be paid up in full or reach a severence package with the player concerned. i.e cancelled my mutual consent. . Regards smhinto
  • Score: 19

3:57pm Mon 6 Jan 14

Square Old Codger says...

It's clearly both in the interest of the Club and the player that these lads move on, they ( and a number of others ) aren't likely to be called upon to play for us this Season and this will not only give them the opportunity to play on a regular basis, but put them in the "Shop Window" which hopefully will allow them to get new contracts else where to continue their career in Football. They are decent honest men who give of their best when playing. It will too reduce the Club's over large wage bill. I wish them good fortune and suspect that three or four more may also move on this month..
It's clearly both in the interest of the Club and the player that these lads move on, they ( and a number of others ) aren't likely to be called upon to play for us this Season and this will not only give them the opportunity to play on a regular basis, but put them in the "Shop Window" which hopefully will allow them to get new contracts else where to continue their career in Football. They are decent honest men who give of their best when playing. It will too reduce the Club's over large wage bill. I wish them good fortune and suspect that three or four more may also move on this month.. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 11

4:25pm Mon 6 Jan 14

In Absentia says...

Matt Tubbs was only prolific at League 2 level and basically we wasted £800k on him, he's never proved himself at League 1 level or above. Neither are in any way good enough for the Championship. When it comes to the wage bill, I would guess that we'll still be paying part of their salaries.
Matt Tubbs was only prolific at League 2 level and basically we wasted £800k on him, he's never proved himself at League 1 level or above. Neither are in any way good enough for the Championship. When it comes to the wage bill, I would guess that we'll still be paying part of their salaries. In Absentia
  • Score: 7

4:40pm Mon 6 Jan 14

abc100 says...

" Howe outlines reasons for duos loan moves"
I don't rate either of them and want them out of the club to free up money!!!!
" Howe outlines reasons for duos loan moves" I don't rate either of them and want them out of the club to free up money!!!! abc100
  • Score: -5

10:57pm Mon 6 Jan 14

canfordcherry says...

What about Thomas and the Swindon deal? Too quiet there for my liking.
What about Thomas and the Swindon deal? Too quiet there for my liking. canfordcherry
  • Score: 5

12:18am Tue 7 Jan 14

cheeriedriteup says...

Jed Wallace , could be on AFCB radar , any comments?
Jed Wallace , could be on AFCB radar , any comments? cheeriedriteup
  • Score: 0

1:01pm Tue 7 Jan 14

ASM says...

cheeriedriteup wrote:
Jed Wallace , could be on AFCB radar , any comments?
just looked at him on google. He is young (20), has played for England under 19's. He is out of contract in the summer and has had a lot of championship and premiership clubs, like Stoke confirming their interest. He is a midfielder, could be a steal, like Jason Pearce was when he went the other way
[quote][p][bold]cheeriedriteup[/bold] wrote: Jed Wallace , could be on AFCB radar , any comments?[/p][/quote]just looked at him on google. He is young (20), has played for England under 19's. He is out of contract in the summer and has had a lot of championship and premiership clubs, like Stoke confirming their interest. He is a midfielder, could be a steal, like Jason Pearce was when he went the other way ASM
  • Score: 0

5:37pm Tue 7 Jan 14

AFCBScarl says...

We need a prolific goal scorer!! We are 6 points of the play offs I heard a rumour that Mr chairman said if we were close to the play off he would make funds available to give us a push well 6 points off is close enough in this league.

Get a prolific goal scorer whether on loan or purchase our strikers are good but not quite good enough, we have had so much possession but can't do it in the final third, with someone like Kevin Davis we could have beaten Birmingham at home and Ipswich!! UTCIAD
We need a prolific goal scorer!! We are 6 points of the play offs I heard a rumour that Mr chairman said if we were close to the play off he would make funds available to give us a push well 6 points off is close enough in this league. Get a prolific goal scorer whether on loan or purchase our strikers are good but not quite good enough, we have had so much possession but can't do it in the final third, with someone like Kevin Davis we could have beaten Birmingham at home and Ipswich!! UTCIAD AFCBScarl
  • Score: 0

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