CHERRIES youngster Cameron Plain is "really maturing", according to the boss of his loan club Wimborne Town.

Goalkeeper Plain has been a regular feature of Danny Holmes's Magpies this season and impressed again this week during Wimborne's FA Trophy outings against Taunton Town.

Having drawn 2-2 at home, Magpies went down 4-1 in the replay on Tuesday night, but Plain stood out as a top performer for the Southern League South side.

Speaking to Radio Wimborne, Holmes said: "I think Cameron has been great since he’s come in.

"But certainly the last three games or so I think he’s really maturing, which will happen.

"He’s full-time at Bournemouth, it’s fantastic they’ve loaned him to us. Apparently he (relays) everything after a game back to Gareth Stewart (under-21s goalkeeper coach) at Bournemouth, who we deal with.

"It’s great what they’re doing for us. It’s a good policy that he’s working full-time and he’s picking up on mistakes.

"You’re seeing that, the mentality is strong and fantastic for such a young lad. That needs to creep into our main squad.

"No doubt about it, it could’ve been six or seven (on Tuesday) but that’s what he’s here for. Maybe the next thing is to really demand and talk to the back four and maybe get them to step up.

"But when you’re young sometimes you find it hard to boss the lads in front of you about.

"But he’s been a great signing and I think it’s great for us and it’s good business for Bournemouth as well."