TEENAGE stopper Cameron Plain said it had been “incredible” to watch and learn from the likes of Cherries’ first-team keepers Aaron Ramsdale and Mark Travers.

Plain, a member of Alan Connell’s under-18 squad, played a part in the warm-up with the senior goalkeepers ahead of the Dorset club’s victory over Brighton in the Premier League last month.

And he insists the attitude of the first-team duo is what allows them to thrive off each other.

Asked about working with Ramsdale and Travers, Winchester-born Plain told the Daily Echo: “It’s incredible to watch them in training and just learn from them.

“They are such nice lads as well, so involving. They talk to you and help you, especially in training, so it’s nice that way.

“Their attitudes, just watching them training and the way they are and thrive off each other is really good and nice to see.

“Young goalkeepers don’t always get that pathway, some have to build it up but it’s always promising to see young keepers playing in the Premier League.

“Aaron is doing so well at the moment, it’s definitely a good sign.

“There are so many more keepers around it. I think every keeper at the club is a credit to all the goalkeeping coaches – Gaz Stewart, Neil Moss, Joe Prodomo and Anthony White.

“I think it’s a credit to all of them the fact they have brought so many through.”

Plain, who featured for Cherries under-18s in the FA Youth Cup this season, has also enjoyed a fruitful loan spell at Southern League South Wimborne.

And he believes his time spent playing senior football in non-league will only benefit him in the future.

“It’s more of a maturity thing,” he added.

“Goalkeeping is always developing, my ability is always developing. It’s more the game management side of it and experiencing different sides of football.

“Coming up from youth football, the emphasis isn’t always on winning.

“To go out at an early age and play men’s football – they don’t treat you any differently just because you are younger. You are a man on that pitch. It’s a good experience noticing that side.”

Plain could be involved when Wimborne host Farnborough at Cuthbury tomorrow (3pm).