Cherries star Danny Hollands has completed a memorable hat-trick off the Dean Court turf – baby triplets.

The 25-year-old and fiancée Natalie are expecting their three new arrivals in November, although the actual birth date is likely to be nearer the start of the new football season in August.

And midfielder Hollands hopes his personal treble caps a sensational year as he bids to help put Cherries on the road to the League One play-off final this weekend.

Hollands said: “We had been trying for a baby for quite some time and Natalie had quite a bad incident, so we had to go and get an emergency scan.

“They were scanning her and we saw one baby on the screen, which was amazing because we were just so pleased she was definitely pregnant.

“Then, while they were having a good look around, they found a second and a third! It was a bit of a shock for both of us and we walked out and didn’t really say much on the way home, but once it had sunk in we were over the moon.

“Things like this don’t come around often in anyone’s life so we’re very proud and, now we have got our heads around it, we are really looking forward to everything that will follow.

“They are due on November 2, but being triplets they could come eight weeks early so it’s more likely to be the end of August or early September.”

Cherries take on Huddersfield in the first leg of the League One play-off semi-final at Dean Court on Saturday, with the return fixture at the Galpharm Stadium on Wednesday, May 18.

The final will be played at Manchester United’s imposing Old Trafford headquarters on Sunday, May 29.

Hollands, who starred as Cherries were promoted from League Two last season, added: “It could be a really memorable year for me and we’ll make sure we are prepared, both in terms of the babies and the football.

“It’s very exciting but I’m nervous as well, because it’s a life-changing thing and we’ll need a new house and a new car.

“My five years at this football club have been up and down at times, but at the moment everything is just going up and up and up.

“From a football point of view, the past two years have been incredible and, on a personal level, having three babies with Natalie means I couldn’t ask for anything more at the moment.

“I’m on top of the world, looking forward to doing well in the play-offs and to having three babies. Everything is fantastic for me at the moment.”

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