ROBBIE Brady remained coy about where his future lies, but did declare himself "delighted to have been a part of an incredible season" at Cherries.

Brady was drafted in as a free agent in October, having been released by Burnley the previous summer.

The Republic of Ireland international took some time to get up to fitness, before making his debut at the start of December, as a substitute in the 1-1 draw at leaders Fulham.

More injuries followed, before Brady returned to feature in the closing weeks of the campaign, notably making a key contribution in the 3-3 draw at Swansea City.

The 30-year-old then started the final game of the season, a 1-0 win over Millwall, taking his tally of games for Cherries to seven.

Brady's contract is set to expire this summer, although Cherries retain an option to extend that deal should they wish.

“I’m delighted to have been a part of an incredible season," Brady told Cherries' website.

“For me personally, to get down and see the way the management and the staff work here, it was exactly what I needed.

“The attention on fitness was what I needed, not having a full pre-season hampered me a bit but as the season went on, I got fitter and stronger and it was all worth it in the end.

“I’ve been around it for quite a while now so any way I could help, when I wasn’t fit, was fed into the lads, to help them get ready.

“It wasn’t just me personally, there were a number of other lads who played their part when they were involved and when they were not involved.

“The lads dealt with the pressure in the run-in of the season unbelievably, the way they’ve seen it over the line was brilliant from everyone involved.

“I was chomping at the bit when I finally got myself ready and I managed to make a small contribution to pushing the team forward at the end. I’ve really enjoyed my time here and we’ll see how things go.”

Speaking on Friday about the potential of extending Brady's contract, boss Scott Parker told the Daily Echo: "It’s still so early. I’ll sit down early next week with the people I need to sit down with – Richard Hughes, Simon Francis and we’ll go through the squad and we’ll go through what we feel we need to do and what the options are on people.

"There’s a lot of ifs and buts and question marks in terms of where we see things or contractual wise with parent clubs or not.

"So I’m not in a clear enough frame or I don’t know the full scope of the pictures of what they are, so we’ll go through that early next week."