Cherries: Howe looking at non-league star Cornick

HOT PROSPECT: Harry Cornick

HOT PROSPECT: Harry Cornick

First published in Cherries News Bournemouth Echo: Photograph of the Author by

CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe believes the remarkable rise of Charlie Austin proves the importance of monitoring the non-league scene.

Howe was speaking after confirming that highly-rated Christchurch youngster Harry Cornick had trained with Cherries today.

The teenager has been given a chance to impress the League One club this week and could feature in a friendly against Bristol Rovers tomorrow (1pm).

Howe was the first man to notice Austin's potential when he handed the then Poole Town star a trial with Cherries.

Austin and Howe went on to link up at Burnley after the former Wessex League hotshot had demonstrated his prolific goalscoring qualities with Swindon Town.

Howe says he is always keen to keep a look-out for talent lower down the footballing ladder.

He told the Daily Echo: “As Charlie proves, there are potential gems on your doorstep.

“We would never turn our noses up at the level people are playing at because certain abilities do transform themselves through the levels up through the football pyramid.

“I do think we have to use Charlie as a yardstick to say, potentially, there are players out there and you have to look at them if they come to your attention.”

Cornick's involvement with Cherries, which was first revealed by the Daily Echo via Twitter, comes after the Wessex League ace previously attracted the attention of clubs including Stoke City, Southampton, Fulham, Reading and Portsmouth earlier this season.

Should the young winger/forward play for a Cherries XI against Bristol Rovers tomorrow afternoon, he will be in good company.

Richard Hughes is in line to make his comeback from a hamstring injury in a very strong Cherries team alongside the likes of Brett Pitman, Frank Demouge, Lorenzo Davids, Shwan Jalal and Donal McDermott as Howe gives some of his professionals valuable game-time.

Howe said: “We had a reserve game a few weeks ago but I think it is important that the lads have enough football so when they get their opportunity in the team, they are sharp enough to take it.”

The friendly will be played at either Goldsands Stadium or on Cherries' Kings Park training pitch, with a final decision on the venue due to be confirmed by the club tomorrow morning.

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5:42pm Mon 26 Nov 12

oxoncherry2 says...

What about our own youth set-up? Are there any gems in there?
What about our own youth set-up? Are there any gems in there? oxoncherry2
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6:29pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Luffbracherry says...

Sorry Eddie, you should not spot new talent by watching games. Please wait for Mitchell junior to give you a dvd and the lyoung mans agents phone number!
Sorry Eddie, you should not spot new talent by watching games. Please wait for Mitchell junior to give you a dvd and the lyoung mans agents phone number! Luffbracherry
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6:29pm Mon 26 Nov 12

Luffbracherry says...

Sorry Eddie, you should not spot new talent by watching games. Please wait for Mitchell junior to give you a dvd and the lyoung mans agents phone number!
Sorry Eddie, you should not spot new talent by watching games. Please wait for Mitchell junior to give you a dvd and the lyoung mans agents phone number! Luffbracherry
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9:27pm Mon 26 Nov 12

matt68 says...

oxoncherry2 wrote:
What about our own youth set-up? Are there any gems in there?
ask paul groves!!
[quote][p][bold]oxoncherry2[/bold] wrote: What about our own youth set-up? Are there any gems in there?[/p][/quote]ask paul groves!! matt68
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10:37pm Mon 26 Nov 12

golfer33 says...

it would be nice to know how many scouts we have out there, i was watching a under 14 match and one player stood out, he was a midfield player not very big a Bremner, Scholes type of player, his work rate was awesome for such a young player, when the match was over everybody went to the dressing room but he stayed out there and was hitting shots against his dad in goal. im sure he would go a long way if the right coach took care of him
it would be nice to know how many scouts we have out there, i was watching a under 14 match and one player stood out, he was a midfield player not very big a Bremner, Scholes type of player, his work rate was awesome for such a young player, when the match was over everybody went to the dressing room but he stayed out there and was hitting shots against his dad in goal. im sure he would go a long way if the right coach took care of him golfer33
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8:32am Tue 27 Nov 12

oxoncherry2 says...

matt68 wrote:
oxoncherry2 wrote:
What about our own youth set-up? Are there any gems in there?
ask paul groves!!
Yes indeed, but would he know?
[quote][p][bold]matt68[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]oxoncherry2[/bold] wrote: What about our own youth set-up? Are there any gems in there?[/p][/quote]ask paul groves!![/p][/quote]Yes indeed, but would he know? oxoncherry2
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9:22am Tue 27 Nov 12

Square Old Codger says...

There are plenty of precedents -Wade Elliot comes to mind, Adam Lalanna too. , a pupil at St Peter's,though he had been picked up by the Cherries, before the Saints came calling.
There are plenty of precedents -Wade Elliot comes to mind, Adam Lalanna too. , a pupil at St Peter's,though he had been picked up by the Cherries, before the Saints came calling. Square Old Codger
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10:22am Tue 27 Nov 12

mrsrat says...

is he related to Harry....Jnr the singer? maybe he could fill our stadium...our locals don't want to seem to do it!
is he related to Harry....Jnr the singer? maybe he could fill our stadium...our locals don't want to seem to do it! mrsrat
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