AFC Bournemouth: Zubar set to try his luck with Cambridge United

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First published in Sport Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author by

CHERRIES defender Stephane Zubar will be hoping to get his career back on track after being handed a chance to impress League Two new boys Cambridge United.

Zubar, whose stay at Dean Court has been plagued by injury, could feature for the Conference play-off winners in a tournament at the Abbey Stadium over the weekend.

Richard Money’s men host Espanyol tomorrow and Shakhtar Donetsk on Sunday in the Absolute Sports Travel Cup, with West Ham also taking part in the event.

Zubar, who has a year left on his contract with Cherries, has been given permission to link up with Cambridge and could be given a run-out in the pre-season friendlies.

The Guadeloupe international joined Cherries as a free agent after leaving Plymouth in September 2011 and made 25 appearances during his first season at Dean Court.

He signed a lucrative three-and-a-half year contract in February 2012 but made just three appearances for the club the following season.

Zubar played six times for Bury during a loan spell in 2012-13, although his stay came to a premature end after he had suffered a serious knee injury in a 4-1 defeat by Notts County.

The 27-year-old had been poised to join the Shakers permanently last summer, only for the move to collapse after Zubar sustained an injury during a training session with Bury.

Zubar has not featured for Cherries under Eddie Howe, his last competitive appearance for the club coming in Paul Groves’s final game as manager at Crawley in October 2012.

Since recovering from injury, he has been training with the club’s development squad and lined up in their friendlies against Hamworthy Recreation and Poole Town earlier this month.

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1:23pm Fri 18 Jul 14

devon fan says...

good luck Stephane, if you can keep fit your ability will shine through
good luck Stephane, if you can keep fit your ability will shine through devon fan
  • Score: 5

1:47pm Fri 18 Jul 14

coops1965cherry says...

The clear out begins, Addison should be next to find somewhere to go if not already gone.

I am not being unkind just realistic about some of the players that we still have on our books.

AFCB is looking forward and good luck and thank you to all the players that have come through but some of them cannot make that step up, especially as we are looking forward to the Premier League.

U T C I A D.
The clear out begins, Addison should be next to find somewhere to go if not already gone. I am not being unkind just realistic about some of the players that we still have on our books. AFCB is looking forward and good luck and thank you to all the players that have come through but some of them cannot make that step up, especially as we are looking forward to the Premier League. U T C I A D. coops1965cherry
  • Score: -9

1:56pm Fri 18 Jul 14

Web by says...

Hi Coops who else in your opinion should go.
Hi Coops who else in your opinion should go. Web by
  • Score: -2

2:42pm Fri 18 Jul 14

RED LETTER DAY says...

coops1965. . . . . . . . . PREMIERSHIP ??? thats a dream and a half. . . . . Which will arrive first then, the Premiership or your pension
coops1965. . . . . . . . . PREMIERSHIP ??? thats a dream and a half. . . . . Which will arrive first then, the Premiership or your pension RED LETTER DAY
  • Score: 6

4:08pm Fri 18 Jul 14

canfordcherry says...

RED LETTER DAY wrote:
coops1965. . . . . . . . . PREMIERSHIP ??? thats a dream and a half. . . . . Which will arrive first then, the Premiership or your pension
Wait and see, we have an ambitious owner who's other clubs are top division, the infra-structure is being laid and the squad strengthened.
All we require is the stadium to be upgraded (corners filled in) to increase capacity to around 20k (for now) .
Watch out little old sleepy Bournemouth are coming! I reckon 2 seasons will do it.
We're on our way, we're on our way........
[quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: coops1965. . . . . . . . . PREMIERSHIP ??? thats a dream and a half. . . . . Which will arrive first then, the Premiership or your pension[/p][/quote]Wait and see, we have an ambitious owner who's other clubs are top division, the infra-structure is being laid and the squad strengthened. All we require is the stadium to be upgraded (corners filled in) to increase capacity to around 20k (for now) . Watch out little old sleepy Bournemouth are coming! I reckon 2 seasons will do it. We're on our way, we're on our way........ canfordcherry
  • Score: -6

5:03pm Fri 18 Jul 14

cromwell9 says...

canfordcherry wrote:
RED LETTER DAY wrote:
coops1965. . . . . . . . . PREMIERSHIP ??? thats a dream and a half. . . . . Which will arrive first then, the Premiership or your pension
Wait and see, we have an ambitious owner who's other clubs are top division, the infra-structure is being laid and the squad strengthened.
All we require is the stadium to be upgraded (corners filled in) to increase capacity to around 20k (for now) .
Watch out little old sleepy Bournemouth are coming! I reckon 2 seasons will do it.
We're on our way, we're on our way........
We will need a new Stadium first ,Cant see that happening with Mr Mostyn as Chairman,.
The Russions will have to stump up some real money to improve the facilitys
To quiet for me on this subject.
Cant wait for the new season to start,.In Eddie we trust.
[quote][p][bold]canfordcherry[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]RED LETTER DAY[/bold] wrote: coops1965. . . . . . . . . PREMIERSHIP ??? thats a dream and a half. . . . . Which will arrive first then, the Premiership or your pension[/p][/quote]Wait and see, we have an ambitious owner who's other clubs are top division, the infra-structure is being laid and the squad strengthened. All we require is the stadium to be upgraded (corners filled in) to increase capacity to around 20k (for now) . Watch out little old sleepy Bournemouth are coming! I reckon 2 seasons will do it. We're on our way, we're on our way........[/p][/quote]We will need a new Stadium first ,Cant see that happening with Mr Mostyn as Chairman,. The Russions will have to stump up some real money to improve the facilitys To quiet for me on this subject. Cant wait for the new season to start,.In Eddie we trust. cromwell9
  • Score: 7

7:45am Sat 19 Jul 14

Square Old Codger says...

I do hope that Zubar can regain fitness and form, Cambridge will be lucky if he does, he's a very decent player and it's hardly his fault that he was given a long , lucrative contract , (that's down to Tom Mitchell) , and it was unfortunate that he suffered a severe injury. But there are still players on the books, unlikely to play for us, who can do a very good job for other Clubs, but like Stephan on decent contracts making a move difficult. As for the Stadium, we know the Club has plans to increase capacity to 25,000 or so for the 2015/16 Season and it's whether that is populated or not that will decide any future developments. Land is so scarse and expensive in this area that it is difficult to see another locaction and Dean Court is very accessible and the Stands have space for redevelopment - an expensive task though, plus the Ground would need to be in the Club's hands to justify development.. I am content to watch a successful side in the Championship and suspect that it's far better for the supporters than be an also ran in the very much overhyped Premiership, dominated by money and in reality three leagues within a league and far from the best in Europe. Though for the owners of course, it gives them both "Kudos" and a chance to recover the many millions it would take to get there. Then we now have the Ukranian disaster and the fall out will certainly be immense from that with sanctions and penalties against Russian businesses and their Owners - will that impact on our benefactors? That's any ones guess. We live in interesting times.
I do hope that Zubar can regain fitness and form, Cambridge will be lucky if he does, he's a very decent player and it's hardly his fault that he was given a long , lucrative contract , (that's down to Tom Mitchell) , and it was unfortunate that he suffered a severe injury. But there are still players on the books, unlikely to play for us, who can do a very good job for other Clubs, but like Stephan on decent contracts making a move difficult. As for the Stadium, we know the Club has plans to increase capacity to 25,000 or so for the 2015/16 Season and it's whether that is populated or not that will decide any future developments. Land is so scarse and expensive in this area that it is difficult to see another locaction and Dean Court is very accessible and the Stands have space for redevelopment - an expensive task though, plus the Ground would need to be in the Club's hands to justify development.. I am content to watch a successful side in the Championship and suspect that it's far better for the supporters than be an also ran in the very much overhyped Premiership, dominated by money and in reality three leagues within a league and far from the best in Europe. Though for the owners of course, it gives them both "Kudos" and a chance to recover the many millions it would take to get there. Then we now have the Ukranian disaster and the fall out will certainly be immense from that with sanctions and penalties against Russian businesses and their Owners - will that impact on our benefactors? That's any ones guess. We live in interesting times. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 6

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