CHERRIES prospect Baily Cargill says he is uninterested in a loan move and insists he is desperate to capitalise on his "great opportunity" at Dean Court.

Elevated to the first team last summer, the 19-year-old defender played a starring role in Cherries' record-breaking run to the League Cup quarter-final.

Cargill did not miss a single minute as Cherries saw off Exeter, Northampton, Cardiff and West Brom before their 3-1 defeat at the hands of Liverpool.

The youngster, who is contracted until the summer of 2017, also played 90 minutes in the 5-1 FA Cup hammering of Rotherham in January.

Cargill is yet to feature in league action for Cherries and faces strong competition from fellow centre-backs Tommy Elphick, Steve Cook and Elliott Ward.

However, the former Torquay, Welling and AFC Totton loanee is keen to make an impact with the Premier League new boys rather than spend a temporary spell elsewhere.

He told the Daily Echo: "I don't think a loan move is on my mind at the minute. I want to try and play for Bournemouth – I don't want to go out on loan.

"I think I've got a great opportunity to earn a spot here so that's what I want to do.

"I'm still young and I still have a lot of time to go in my career but the sooner I start playing more often, the better for me. But I have got to work hard because I have some really good defenders ahead of me.

"I think everyone's aim in football is to play at the top level and achieve the most you can and the Premier League is the best league in the world so to be able to play in it – if I did – would be amazing.

"I think our style of play will fit in well in the Premier League and I think it would suit me as a player. My composure is a big part of my game and, hopefully, I would fit in well."

Released by Southampton as a 12-year-old, Cargill has grown in stature since being converted by boss Eddie Howe to a left-sided central defender.

He made his Football League debut in April last year while on loan at Torquay and subsequently caught the eye with a series of assured displays during Cherries’ pre-season friendlies.

Cargill's current two-and-a-half year deal, which he signed in October last year, was the third contract he had been offered by the club in 16 months.

The defender had initially penned a one-year contract after successfully graduating from Cherries' youth ranks in July 2013 before he was handed a new long-term deal just five months later.

Cargill, who was also on the books at Leicester as a schoolboy, almost quit the game following his rejection by Southampton before he was invited for a trial at Cherries.