FORMER Cherries captain Miles Addison has issued a come-and-get-me plea to potential suitors in a bid to revive his injury-plagued career.

The defender, who damaged cartilage in his knee during the final match of a loan spell at Scunthorpe in August, this month returned to action with 62 minutes for Cherries’ development side against Luton.

Addison then played the full 90 minutes in a behind-closed-doors friendly against Swindon Town, the second string’s victory over AFC Wimbledon and the Hampshire Senior Cup win at Horndean.

And with his Dean Court contract up in the summer, the former Derby County protégé hopes emerging unscathed from the quartet of matches will help convince interested clubs to secure his services for the rest of the campaign once the emergency loan window reopens next week.

Addison told the Daily Echo: “The injury was a real setback for me but with a few games now under my belt I have started to get back to full fitness.

“My contract is up at the end of the season and my future is not at Bournemouth so I need to go out on loan, play as many games as I can at a decent level and try to get myself a deal for next season.

“The number of people out of contract is growing each year. You look at high-calibre players like Chris Eagles who has only just got himself sorted out at Blackpool, he has far more experience than me but still found it tough.

“I am mindful of dropping down the leagues but my focus at the moment is staying injury-free. The clubs that are interested want to know if I can get through a spell of games.

“Some people are waiting to hear about another Miles Addison injury and when you look back my career I cannot blame them. But if I can stay fit, I know I am more than capable of playing in League One and that is where I want to be.

“This is an important time for me and I need to use it to build a platform for the rest of my career.

“I am 26, which is relatively young for a centre-half, and if I can steer clear of injuries from now until the end of the season I definitely feel I have plenty to offer.”