SWANSEA boss Steve Cooper believes the signing of Sam Surridge is "a good fit for everybody".

The Cherries striker joined the Championship Swans on Tuesday on a season-long loan deal, his third spell away from Vitality Stadium in as many seasons.

Now 21, Ferndown-raised Surridge has spent time at Weymouth, Poole Town, Yeovil and Oldham to progress his football education, before making his Premier League bow at Arsenal in February.

But now the Cherries academy graduate is hoping to become a regular in England's second tier with Swansea.

Swans manager Cooper told their club website: "Sam is another sought-after player that generated a lot of interest. He's had previous loans at lesser levels than ours but this is the right step for him and the right move for us as well.

"He has a chance to play in the Championship for the first time but that's what happens with young players progressing.

"We're very happy to give him the opportunity. He definitely fits the bill in terms of what we're after. He's also at a good age coming from a team like Bournemouth.

"He's had a full pre-season with them and everyone knows the type of work they do and football they play.

"I just think it's a good fit for everybody.

"Now that he's through the door and ready to train, I look forward to him cracking on and getting into some of the tactical ideas of how we're going to play this year so that when he's called upon, he'll be ready to play."