LOAN star Miles Addison has revealed he is keen to hold talks about Cherries’ Championship ambitions before making a decision on his future.

The Derby County man believes Cherries are facing a major task but says he would consider a permanent switch to Seward Stadium if promotion is on the club’s agenda.

Addison established himself as a Cherries first-team regular and made 14 league appearances after being signed by Lee Bradbury in February.

A product of the Derby youth academy, the defender/mid fielder penned a two-year deal with the Rams last summer.

But he is likely to be on the move during the close season after Pride Park manager Nigel Clough indicated last month that Addison could be allowed to leave the club.

Asked if he would like to be part of Cherries’ project going forward, Addison told the Daily Echo: “I would like to sit down and speak in the summer and see what kind of players they are looking to bring in and what kind of squad they are going to be building.

“If I feel it is a squad that is going to go for the league and definitely try to get promotion then I think it is something I would have to consider.

“I’ll be going away and I am not sure if the two clubs have spoken yet. I am sure they will have a chat this week and we will see what happens.”

The former England under-21 international, meanwhile, has warned that people are underestimating the mission ahead for Bradbury’s successor.

But he thinks interim boss Paul Groves deserves to be given an opportunity to continue in the hot-seat.

Addison said: “I think that playing all these games and coming in at Bournemouth was the best thing I could have done for my career at this stage.

“I have got to thank Lee for bringing me here. I thought he was a great man as well as a manager.

“But Paul took over and it is a big job. I don’t think people realise how big a job it is going to be.

“He has come in and done quite well. Performance levels have been quite high and I think he deserves a fair crack of the whip.

“He has been here and knows what is required to take the club to the next level.

“If a new manager is going to come in, I think he would need to be appointed as soon as possible so he can come in and assess the squad. It doesn’t look like that is going to happen so I think Paul is the best man to take the club forward currently.

“Everyone has seen all the players that have been bought but, if you look deeper into the squad, I think it is a bigger job than people maybe think.

“It is going to take a lot more work and a few more signings, which is going to take even more time to gel again.

“It is definitely going to be a difficult job but I think the chairman and everyone have got AFC Bournemouth in the right place in their hearts and they know what is required to take the club forward.”