KIEFFER Moore will be unfazed by the talent on show at the Etihad on Saturday – with the Welsh international believing that getting caught stargazing is as good as giving Manchester City a one-goal lead.

The 30-year-old’s rise from non-league to the top has been well documented, but after a goalscoring start to life in the Premier League, Moore has proven he can mix it with the big boys.

He and Cherries travel up north for their first away game of the season, a daunting trip to the reigning champions.


Rather than become starstruck sharing a pitch with Kevin De Bruyne and Erling Haaland, Moore has his eyes set on coming away from the clash with something.

When asked if he would pause for reflection in terms of where he come from when he steps out at the Etihad, Moore responded: “No, not really.

“No. To me, it's another game, and I think that's the way it should be.

“We shouldn’t be soaked up in these, obviously these big clubs and these big players, but if we go into it with that kind of attitude, I think for me personally, they're already one up on us, so I never really get controlled by that kind of thing.

“So obviously I'm going to look forward to playing these games, but for me, I'm thinking of coming away with something from there.”

After facing rejection, release, backwards steps and a failed move abroad, Moore has gone on to carve a career in the higher echelons of the game.

He puts that down to being constantly written off, admitting that he had a “chip on my shoulder”.

“In certain regards, I've always kind of had that underdog kind of status where people always kind of, like, write you off. So I think I've always got that chip on my shoulder to prove people wrong.”

Cherries fans will be hoping the Welshman continues his goalscoring run against City. Since returning from injury, the frontman has produced five goals in four appearances, a run stretching back to his double away at Swansea.