FANS' favourite Danny Hollands says he is keen to extend his stay at Dean Court and is hoping to reach agreement with Cherries on a new deal.

Hollands, who crowned an impressive campaign by lifting the prestigious Micky Cave-Daily Echo supporters' player of the year award, is one of eight players whose existing contract is up at the end of next month.

The 22-year-old midfielder caught the eye with a series of wholehearted displays last season and firmly established himself as one of the key figures in Kevin Bond's squad following an indifferent first year with the club.

Hollands, who joined Cherries on a free from Chelsea two years ago, told the Daily Echo: "From a personal point of view, it wasn't a bad season and I thought I did quite well.

"I made a lot more appearances than in my first season and also got my fair share of goals. But although I felt I did okay, I would have swapped everything for staying up."

Hollands added: "I've been here for two years and love the place and the people. The fans and the lads are great so there would be no problems with staying here.

"I'd like to stay but it's not always as easy as that. There are a lot of things that go on and you have to agree things. When you get relegated, there is a budget you have to reach as a club.

"I'm not a greedy person by any means but I just want to be treated fairly. If I am then I'm sure I will stay. I've spoken to the club and am just waiting for the chairman to send me an offer."

Hollands certainly reaped the benefits after taking "a long, hard look" at himself last summer following what he described as an "up and down" debut season at Dean Court.

The former Chelsea youth and reserve team skipper said: "I was frustrated because I wasn't playing.

"I had a year left on my contract and put in a lot of hard work last summer which paid off because I kept my place this season. I found that the hardest part once I was in the team was staying there but I kept focussed and kept my place.

"As a squad, I think we had a good season and a lot of players have had clubs sniffing around. If everything is right, I think a lot of the players will stay because none of us wants relegation on our CV and the only way we can correct it is by coming back up next year."