JOSH McQuoid is vowing to give his all to win over the Cherries faithful after telling his Dean Court detractors: I want you on my side.

The striker yesterday sealed a return to Cherries as part of a player-plus-cash deal that saw Scott Malone move in the opposite direction to Millwall.

McQuoid, a graduate of the Cherries youth system, is back in Dorset after struggling to make an impact with the Lions during 18 months away.

The 22-year-old was signed by Millwall after netting 12 goals in 16 starts in an exceptional run of form under ex-boss Eddie Howe.

When he departed Cherries, McQuoid admitted the lure of the Championship and a big pay rise were the main factors. His decision to leave drew criticism from sections of the Cherries fan-base – with some dubbing him ‘McQuid’.

But in a message to the supporters that gave him stick, McQuoid told the Daily Echo: “It is not a problem for me if people have their own opinions.

“Not all of it is always true so they don’t know the full story.

“But, hopefully, they can get back on my side because I want the team to do well.

“I will be doing my best to make the team do well so, hopefully, I can win them over with my performances.

“I grew up with the club and it is a great club to be at. It means a lot to me for the club to be doing well so, hopefully, I can be a part of that.”

Pennington-raised McQuoid admitted his switch to Millwall “just didn’t work out” and added: “I think it was the right time but, maybe, not the right club for me.

“In any job, you want to go as high high as you can. It was a bit about the money, of course. People in any job would take a pay rise if it was going and you would be in a better role as a job.

“But I just saw the Championship as a new challenge and I wanted to go there and play at that level. It wasn’t all about the money.”