GOALKEEPER Mark Travers vowed to keep putting in the hard yards after earning a new long-term contract at Cherries.

Teenager Travers, who has featured for the Republic of Ireland at under-18 and under-19 level, has been a key part of Carl Fletcher’s under-21 set-up.

He has impressed since arriving at Vitality Stadium in the summer of 2016.

Travers told the club website: “It's great for me, coming in as a 17-year-old was quite tough and getting settled in early doors.

"I've really enjoyed my time here and to get the new deal is great for me and my family, I'm really looking forward to it.

"As the time progresses I'll try to get ready for the highest place to play."

Travers hit the headlines when he scored the winning goal for loan club Weymouth during their 3-2 victory at Bishop’s Stortford 11 months ago.

The stopper was on his senior debut for the Southern League Terras, who are managed by Cherries under-21 assistant Mark Molesley.

"I want to have a few more successful loan periods, keep training hard in front of the first-team manager, keep improving as a player and work hard in the gym off the pitch to improve my strength,” added the stopper.