YOUTH-team boss Carl Fletcher has urged his Cherries youngsters to have “no regrets” in their respective bids for professional contracts.

Six of Fletcher’s fledglings – Joe Quigley, Luke Holmes, Jordan Lee, Matt Butcher, Declan Randall and Jack Simpson – finish their two-year stints as scholars at the end of the current campaign.

Alongside development coach Stephen Purches and academy boss Joe Roach, Fletcher will help to decide which players get offered terms over the coming weeks but the under-18s manager is keen for every member of his squad to embrace the importance of a committed approach throughout their stay at Dean Court.

Fletcher told the Daily Echo: “We are reaching that time of year and the lads know they just have to keep their heads down and constantly try to improve.

“It is a tough two years but the dream is there at the end of it so they must keep going and make the most of their opportunity.

“No player can do it in the final month or so. You have to give it everything for the two years you are here and whatever happens, make sure you come out of it without any regrets.

“At the end of it, whether you get a good or bad decision, you have to make sure you don’t feel like you could have done a bit more, worked that bit harder in training or looked after yourself any better with regard to things like nutrition.

“That’s what we try to drum into the players every day and if their all is not enough in the end, then at least they know.

“We are lucky to have such a level-headed group of lads. In terms of their character they are a pleasure to work with every day so I am confident they will take it all on board.”