Cherries boss Lee Bradbury says new loan signing Miles Addison would have to “earn the right” to win a permanent move to Seward Stadium.

The 23-year-old utility man this week joined Cherries on a temporary basis for the rest of the season after arriving from Championship outfit Derby County.

Addison, who is understood to have another 16 months to run on his contract with the Rams, has said publicly he sees his future away from Pride Park.

Handed a new contract by boss Nigel Clough in the summer, Addison has not featured |for Derby this season and |was farmed out on loan to Barnsley.

Bradbury, asked whether he would consider signing Addison permanently, told the Daily Echo: “I don’t know what his thinking is on it and he has got to earn the right for us to start talking about that.

“He has got to get in the team and do well and, if he does, we may approach Derby. But, at this early stage, I don’t know if he wants to do it, if Derby would want to do it and we need to see him first.”

Former England under-21 international Addison, who is in contention to start against MK Dons today, has made 65 appearances for Derby and played 13 times during a loan spell at Oakwell.

Despite his uncertainty over his future at Pride Park, Addison, whose loan with Barnsley was cut short due to injury, comes with a glowing reference from Rams manager Clough.

Bradbury added: “I know Nigel from my days at Manchester City when we played together and Miles was highly recommended by him. I know he hasn’t been in their team but he has been unfortunate and has had a few injuries in the past.

“He was the type of player I was looking for and, once I had spoken to Nigel, I was convinced. I had only seen him play a couple of times and so had Russell Wilcox and Ryan Garry. We had seen him enough between us to know about him.

“I spoke to Nigel about his character and attitude and he said Miles was a great lad. We have seen that with him since he has been here.”