CHERRIES boss Eddie Howe will weigh up the possibility of loaning out some of his squad players next season – but insists Baily Cargill will be staying put at Dean Court.

Howe says he has “very high hopes” for rising star Cargill and wants the teenage defender to be pushing for a starting place in the Premier League.

Cargill, a product of the club’s youth ranks, was fast-tracked to Howe’s first-team squad last summer and continued to grow in stature as the season progressed.

The 19-year-old featured in every round of the League Cup as Cherries embarked on a club record-breaking run which took them to the quarter-finals for the first time in their history.

Cargill also started the FA Cup third round win at Rotherham and earned international recognition with England under-20s, scoring on his debut in a 2-2 draw with Canada.

On the books of both Leicester and Southampton as a schoolboy, Cargill was rewarded for his exploits by Howe with an improved two-and-a-half year contract in November.

In another exclusive interview with the Daily Echo, Howe said: “I’ve got very high hopes for Baily and would like to think he will be pushing for a starting place at the beginning of next season.

“He had an excellent end to this season behind the scenes and continues to work very hard at his game.

“When you look at his performances in the cup games, a couple of those were against Premier League teams so it was great experience for him in terms of looking at next season. He excelled and was outstanding in those games.

“The reason he didn’t feature in our Championship campaign was due to the fitness and form of our two centre-halves who were both ever present.

“Baily is a developing player who is getting better all the time. He is at an age where he will need to play sooner rather than later but I certainly don’t see that being anywhere else at the moment.

“I know he is still a teenager but we don’t judge outfield players by age and it is very much down to ability.

“Reputations don’t come into our thinking either and you have to judge every player on what they are delivering at that moment.

“If Baily comes back having had a good summer and improves his overall game, he will be considered the same as everyone else.”

Cargill, who was released by Southampton when he was 12, has enjoyed fruitful loan spells at AFC Totton, Welling and Torquay since graduating from the club’s youth ranks.

Capped twice by his country, Cargill will be hoping to be included in Aidy Boothroyd’s England Under-20 squad for the annual Toulon Tournament which gets under way on 28 May. England face China, Ivory Coast, Mexico and Morocco.