KIEFFER Moore revealed he received a message from former Dorchester Town boss Phil Simkin upon his arrival at Cherries, adding how his previous spell in Dorset "reminds me how hard I've worked".

Striker Moore joined Cherries on deadline day from Cardiff City, signing a three-and-a-half year contract.

An ankle injury prevented him from making his debut against Boreham Wood on Sunday, but he could feature in the Championship clash against Birmingham City tomorrow night (7.45pm).

Moore, 29, has had a varied career which has taken him from non-league, to the Championship and back again, even with a brief spell in Norway in between.

Now a key member of the Wales national team, Moore has returned to Dorset to join Cherries, almost a decade on from a stint at Dorchester in the Conference South.

Asked to reflect on his time at the Magpies, after the Daily Echo dug out a picture from the archives to jog his memory, Moore said: "It’s hard to say really. That’s a long time ago now.

"I think looking at that it just kind of reminds me how hard I’ve worked to get to this point now."

He added: "I did get a text from Phil Simkin, the manager that brought me in, the other day. Wishing me well here."

Whilst playing in non-league for the likes of Truro City and Dorchester before signing for Yeovil Town, Moore juggled multiple jobs alongside his part-time playing career.

"I think at that time I was lifeguarding and worked in a gym," explained Moore.

"That was what I did alongside football. Obviously being in that environment in the gym, it always helped me keep fit.

"I’ll be honest, there’s moments where you kind of reflect on how far you’ve come.

"Maybe after the Euros I had a sit down, reflected on everything and realised what I’ve achieved over the course of my career at this point.

"I really wanted to keep going and keep pushing for more. Hence that was one of the reasons why I joined Bournemouth."