NEW Cherries forward Jamal Lowe has a remarkable fitness record having only missed five league games in the last four seasons, but insists “it’s quite a lucky statistic.”

The versatile forward brings depth to head coach Scott Parker’s side with his ability to play anywhere across the front three and seemingly super fitness that should mean he’s available for selection.

Lowe has worked his way to the top leagues after predominant spells in non-league football since first leaving Barnet on loan in 2012, right up to eventually leaving Hampton & Richmond Borough in 2016.

As of the start of the 2017-18 season, Lowe played 184 out of 189 league games for Portsmouth, Wigan and Swansea, before completing this move to Cherries this deadline day.

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On his injury record and versatility, Lowe told the club website: “I dunno, it’s quite a lucky statistic that really.

“I just do what I do, stretch every day and hope for the best you know. I’ve been quite fortunate injury wise so fingers crossed that stays the same.

“That’s a tough one (his preferred position), wherever I need to be really.

Bournemouth Echo: Jamal Lowe netted three braces last season for Swans, with the most recent coming at The Den in AprilJamal Lowe netted three braces last season for Swans, with the most recent coming at The Den in April

“More so on the wing, I’ve played left and right. Obviously I’ve played down the middle a bit for Swansea so I am comfortable in all three. I’d probably say wide-left, but wherever I need to be.”

Lowe joins a Cherries squad that will be targeting promotion after two wins and three draws in the opening five fixtures – that has left Parker’s outfit in sixth.

The Jamaican international too suffered play-off heartbreak, just like Cherries, after his side were defeated 2-0 in the final against Brentford with new teammate Emiliano Marcondes on the scoresheet.

Lowe has already won a couple trophies in his career, including the 2015-16 Isthmian Premier League with Hampton & Richmond – which shows just how far he has come – the 16-17 League Two title, and 18-19 EFL Trophy with Pompey.

Bournemouth Echo: Former non-league baller Jamal Lowe celebrated with fans after League Two promotionFormer non-league baller Jamal Lowe celebrated with fans after League Two promotion

Asked if wants to add to that, he responded: “Of course.

“Yeah, you want to win as much as you can as a player and that’s always the aim, definitely the aim at Bournemouth.

“We all know that Bournemouth want and deserve to be in the Premier League. If I can just add a little bit and help towards that then I’ll be happy.”

Lowe earned his move to the Championship with Wigan after he was featured in the 18-19 PFA League One Team of the Year.

Bournemouth Echo: Jamal Lowe played one season at Championship WiganJamal Lowe played one season at Championship Wigan

He continues to set goals and targets for himself to improve, adding: I try to, I try to. Just little things like goal targets or appearance targets.

“It’s just one where I’ve got something to strive towards and hopefully at the end of the season I can look back and say I either did it or didn’t.”