AFC Bournemouth: Carmichael in line for Wembley after Gosport loan extension

WEMBLEY-BOUND: Josh Carmichael

WEMBLEY-BOUND: Josh Carmichael

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CHERRIES development squad midfielder Josh Carmichael is set to make a Wembley appearance after extending his loan at Gosport Borough by another month.

Borough face Conference Premier Cambridge United in the FA Trophy final on Sunday, March 23 and former Poole Grammar School pupil Carmichael will be part of Alex Pike’s squad at the home of English football.

And Privett Park boss Pike has revealed that the 19-year-old has 'a great opportunity to start’ in the showpiece clash.

He told the Daily Echo: “Josh has already had his suit fitted so he’s in the squad. We’ve been sponsored by TM Lewin and we went there last Thursday and he’s been fitted out.

“It’s not a bad stepping stone for the start of his career to play at Wembley and he’s got a great opportunity of starting.

“I’ve had loan players throughout the year and he is by far the best. For me he’s got everything. He’s over six foot, has got good feet and is willing to learn, which is what I like.

“I’ve already spoken to Stephen Purches (Cherries development squad coach) about him and if he doesn’t make pro I’ll be very surprised.

“A lot of his team-mates who he’s training with full-time are supportive and they are going to come up and watch.”

Carmichael featured in Borough’s 3-0 Conference South win at Staines Town on Saturday, a win which meant Pike’s side are now three points away from moving off the bottom.

The youngster initially joined Gosport on a month’s loan in early February.

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5:02pm Mon 10 Mar 14

Cherryfan says...

How many players can have a long career in football and get no where near playing at Wembley yet this 19 year old looks like he will have that humbling experience at such a young age. Going out on loan can be an excellent experience such it is in this case.
How many players can have a long career in football and get no where near playing at Wembley yet this 19 year old looks like he will have that humbling experience at such a young age. Going out on loan can be an excellent experience such it is in this case. Cherryfan
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8:03pm Mon 10 Mar 14

West moors 1 says...

A young talent destined for a professional career. Let's hope its in a Bournemouth shirt!
A young talent destined for a professional career. Let's hope its in a Bournemouth shirt! West moors 1
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8:49pm Mon 10 Mar 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

Well done Josh. . . A glowing report from another manager and a free suit in to the bargain.
Well done Josh. . . A glowing report from another manager and a free suit in to the bargain. RED LETTER DAY
  • Score: 4

9:45pm Mon 10 Mar 14

gameon says...

RED LETTER DAY wrote:
Well done Josh. . . A glowing report from another manager and a free suit in to the bargain.
The best non league Manager as well Pikeys the business he knows the game inside out the kid is in good hands well done Bmth for allowing this loan .
[quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: Well done Josh. . . A glowing report from another manager and a free suit in to the bargain.[/p][/quote]The best non league Manager as well Pikeys the business he knows the game inside out the kid is in good hands well done Bmth for allowing this loan . gameon
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