AFC Bournemouth: Josh McQuoid set for loan move to Coventry

LOAN MOVE: Josh McQuoid is set to join Coventry City

LOAN MOVE: Josh McQuoid is set to join Coventry City

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STRIKER Josh McQuoid is set to join Cherries team-mates Ryan Allsop and Mohamed Coulibaly by linking up with League One outfit Coventry City.

McQuoid, who featured in all but one of Cherries’ pre-season friendlies, is due to sign on loan and will remain with the Sky Blues until January.

Goalkeeper Allsop and winger Coulibaly both joined Coventry as part of the deal which saw Callum Wilson move in the opposite direction last month.

McQuoid is due to start training with Coventry tomorrow after playing 90 minutes in Cherries’ final warm-up game at Oxford yesterday, where Wilson netted a hat-trick in a 4-1 win.

Capped five times by Northern Ireland, McQuoid was restricted to just one appearance for Cherries last season before he dropped into League One for a loan spell at Peterborough.

The frontman, who has a year left on his contract at Dean Court, netted once during 14 league games for Posh and was also on target at Wembley as they lifted the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.

He made 39 appearances during Cherries’ League One promotion campaign after returning to the club two years ago, having joined Millwall in a £550,000 deal in November 2010.

Confirming the loan move to Coventry earlier today, Cherries boss Eddie Howe told the Daily Echo: “With Josh entering the last year of his contract, we just felt there was a desire for him to play and we couldn’t guarantee that at this moment in time.

“He goes on loan to get those games that he needs and, from our perspective, we will review his performances as the weeks go by and see where we stand.

“He did really well in a foreign position against Oxford where he played in central midfield. He was excellent but trying to find game time for him at the start of the season with the squad we have I thought was going to be very difficult.”

Meanwhile, out-of-favour Cherries defender Stephane Zubar is tomorrow expected to start a three-day trial with Scottish Premiership outfit Partick Thistle.

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3:02pm Sun 3 Aug 14

nonnogeppetto says...

I hope Josh and the others will do well at Coventry by playing regularly which is more than they could hope for here at AFCB.

I don't recall being so keen to go and watch our team play again as I feel at the moment. Even though we have had a lot of sport on TV it is never the same as watching your team play. Come on you mighty reds and good luck for the first game next Saturday UTCIAD
I hope Josh and the others will do well at Coventry by playing regularly which is more than they could hope for here at AFCB. I don't recall being so keen to go and watch our team play again as I feel at the moment. Even though we have had a lot of sport on TV it is never the same as watching your team play. Come on you mighty reds and good luck for the first game next Saturday UTCIAD nonnogeppetto
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3:47pm Sun 3 Aug 14

boyerboy says...

Hope the loan works out - i was really saddened when Josh left us for Millwall - his form was amazing up til then, on his return awaited the expected goal blitz .....funny old game football............
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Hope the loan works out - i was really saddened when Josh left us for Millwall - his form was amazing up til then, on his return awaited the expected goal blitz .....funny old game football............ ...... boyerboy
  • Score: 2

4:20pm Sun 3 Aug 14

abc100 says...

boyerboy wrote:
Hope the loan works out - i was really saddened when Josh left us for Millwall - his form was amazing up til then, on his return awaited the expected goal blitz .....funny old game football............

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Josh had a good dozen or so games and got his move with very good wages apparently, not done a thing since he left us, hope it works out for him though
[quote][p][bold]boyerboy[/bold] wrote: Hope the loan works out - i was really saddened when Josh left us for Millwall - his form was amazing up til then, on his return awaited the expected goal blitz .....funny old game football............ ......[/p][/quote]Josh had a good dozen or so games and got his move with very good wages apparently, not done a thing since he left us, hope it works out for him though abc100
  • Score: 4

4:56pm Sun 3 Aug 14

raybren says...

Looks like we have found our feeder club , they get our weaker squad players and we get their cream ! How times have changed .
Looks like we have found our feeder club , they get our weaker squad players and we get their cream ! How times have changed . raybren
  • Score: 2

5:46pm Sun 3 Aug 14

Square Old Codger says...

Probably the best thing for Josh, hopefully he will play on a regular basis and get his form back, Mo and Rocky though are players learning their game and playing competitive football on a regular basis should help with their development. Its a win win situation for us and for Covenry for all three are players with the potential to play at a higher level. It's up to them now to sieze the opportunity. As for Zubar, he's had a long time out with injury, if he can keep fit and get some form back will do an excellent job for some Club. Any how, good luck to all of them.
Probably the best thing for Josh, hopefully he will play on a regular basis and get his form back, Mo and Rocky though are players learning their game and playing competitive football on a regular basis should help with their development. Its a win win situation for us and for Covenry for all three are players with the potential to play at a higher level. It's up to them now to sieze the opportunity. As for Zubar, he's had a long time out with injury, if he can keep fit and get some form back will do an excellent job for some Club. Any how, good luck to all of them. Square Old Codger
  • Score: 5

8:57pm Sun 3 Aug 14

St Albans Cherry says...

Good luck agreed!

Though the amount we have paid them in wages over the years/months surely has cost us and will it mean that they will go on a free at the end of their contracts? If their form Improves and are wanted will we make any money from this for our own future?

Just a question, I am not condemning this, I just can't grasp the financial side. However if we were to extend their contracts now, wouldn't that make more financial sense?

I like Josh and feel he will blossom and we could have egg on our face over that young man... I think he should have stayed and battled for a place, just my own pov you understand. Up the Cherries!
Good luck agreed! Though the amount we have paid them in wages over the years/months surely has cost us and will it mean that they will go on a free at the end of their contracts? If their form Improves and are wanted will we make any money from this for our own future? Just a question, I am not condemning this, I just can't grasp the financial side. However if we were to extend their contracts now, wouldn't that make more financial sense? I like Josh and feel he will blossom and we could have egg on our face over that young man... I think he should have stayed and battled for a place, just my own pov you understand. Up the Cherries! St Albans Cherry
  • Score: 0

8:06am Mon 4 Aug 14

Fanfor45 says...

Reasonable assessment to make would be
McQuoid and Zubar. Definitely not coming back into the first team, but fantastic players at the level we were when they were regulars. Good luck with their new directions.

Allsop. Coming back but swapping places with Buchel.
Coulibally. Definitely coming back into first team contention. Too much of a talent and crowd pleaser to be left on the sidelines.
Reasonable assessment to make would be McQuoid and Zubar. Definitely not coming back into the first team, but fantastic players at the level we were when they were regulars. Good luck with their new directions. Allsop. Coming back but swapping places with Buchel. Coulibally. Definitely coming back into first team contention. Too much of a talent and crowd pleaser to be left on the sidelines. Fanfor45
  • Score: 2

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