CHERRIES new recruit Lloyd Kelly admitted he would love to cap off a “whirlwind” summer by sealing silverware with England under-21s.

The 20-year-old last month agreed a move to Vitality Stadium from Championship outfit Bristol City, in a reported £13million deal.

Now in Italy with Aidy Boothroyd’s Young Lions for the European Under-21 Championship, defender Kelly would love to return to Dorset having triumphed in an international tournament.

He told the FA: “It’s been a whirlwind.

“From ending the season at Bristol and not getting into the play offs which we hoped for, then quickly moving on to signing with Bournemouth.

“Now it’s the Euros, which would 100 per cent cap off the summer. It’s everyone’s aim in the squad, to get as many points as we can, get out of the group and do our best to win the tournament.

“There’s a certain amount of expectation going into it but at the same time we can’t really focus on that.

“You’ve just got to make sure you’re at it every game and every training session and make every minute count.”

Kelly’s journey to the Premier League and his first major tournament has not been easy.

He had been in foster care with his sister, Mary, and brother, Marcus, since the age of six.

But the Bristol-born star revealed how some of those closest to him were set to fly out for the tournament.

“I’m grateful for what everyone has done for me,” he added.

“I went into foster care when I was about six or seven years old and we moved around a few homes.

“I was with my brother and sister. It was a family – a woman and a guy – and we moved to three different places throughout the years, different families for three or four years each.

“They didn’t have to, so it was nice they were willing to help us and we were all together, which was nice but it was difficult, don’t get me wrong.

“We’re now as solid as a rock and a few of my family want to come out to watch a few games. They’re buzzing, including my most recent carer, who’ll be coming out with the family.”

England begin their Group C campaign against France in Cesena on Tuesday (8pm).