GOALKEEPER Mark Travers insisted he was keen to compete for a first-team spot at Cherries but admitted: “It’s down to the manager.”

The Irish stopper shot to stardom during the final two games of last season, starring on his Premier League debut during a 1-0 victory over Tottenham at Vitality Stadium.

He has since attracted loan interest from the likes of Norwich and Leeds United, according to a report in the Irish Sun.

But the 20-year-old keeper said his main aim would be to compete for a place in Eddie Howe’s plans.

Speaking before the loan speculation had been reported, Travers told the Daily Echo: “I want to play for this club (Cherries) and hopefully I can do that.

“But at the end of the day it’s down to the manager and backroom staff with who they want to play.

“I just want to try to have good pre-season and get in the manager’s thoughts.”

Travers had missed Ireland’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Denmark and Gibraltar this summer due to a fractured thumb.

He is however expected to be fit when Cherries return for pre-season training.