MARK Travers has signed a new "long-term" contract at Cherries.

The Irishman, 20, made his first-team debut in May, named man-of-the-match after the 1-0 win over Tottenham in the final home game of the season.

Travers then kept his place against Crystal Palace in the season finale and has now been rewarded with a new deal.

The goalkeeper told afcbTV: "I’m delighted to sign a new contract.

“On a personal note, it was a great end to last season and to now get this deal sorted, it will really help me push on and into the new season.

“As soon as the offer was there I was really keen to sign and commit my future to the club.

“The manager and backroom staff have been brilliant with me. I’ve developed as both a person and player during my time with the club and I’m excited for what the future holds.”

AFC Bournemouth chief executive, Neill Blake, added: “Since joining the club, Mark has developed into an outstanding goalkeeper.

“Mark is a very humble, down-to-earth young man who knows he still has a lot of work to do but his first team involvement to date was fully deserved for his attitude, work ethic and performances behind the scenes.

“Crucially, there is still much more to come from him and so I am delighted that we have agreed a new long-term contract with Mark.”