CHRIS Mepham believes Wales team-mate Harry Wilson’s move to Cherries “will suit him really well”.

The winger, 22, arrived at Vitality Stadium last week on a season-long loan from Liverpool and was an unused substitute during Saturday’s Premier League opener against Sheffield United.

And Mepham, who has played alongside Wilson for Wales on three occasions, is excited to see what he can bring to Cherries.

Asked what fans should expect from Wilson, Mepham told the Daily Echo: “He’s a really good player.

“When he spoke to me saying he was thinking of coming down here, I couldn’t speak highly enough about the club and I think it will suit him really well.

“He’s a good ball player, likes to get on the ball, has got a sweet left foot and I think he’ll add real quality to our attacking options.

“He’s a great lad. In the first Wales camp that I went to, I got on really well with him, got a good connection with him away from football as well.

“So when I heard he was coming I was obviously delighted for him and it’s nice to have someone of a similar sort of age around here.”

Wilson was one of five summer signings at Cherries with Philip Billing, Jack Stacey, Lloyd Kelly and Arnaut Danjuma also arriving.

Stacey is the oldest of the youthful quintet at 23 and 21-year-old Mepham was pleased to see more youngsters added to the squad.

He said: “Us as a group of lads we’ve welcomed them really well.

“I remember when I joined and everyone was really, really nice. I got messages the first day I signed, people looking after me so it was important for me to provide that for the other lads.”

And Mepham has also spent time with one of the new recruits away from the pitch, involving Stacey in a trip to play mini-golf at Iford along with Mark Travers, David Brooks and Matt Butcher.

“We do it quite a lot,” said Mepham.

“I think it’s quite important to go out and not be sitting around the house. It’s important to go out and we’ve got a really good group of young lads and we spend a lot of time together away from football.”