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Sunday 25 September 2016

Marc stoked by Cherries move

Marc Wilson
Marc Wilson

Ireland cap Marc Wilson says he's excited by his arrival at Bournemouth after he ended his stay at Stoke City.

Wilson's time at Stoke was up when he expressed on social media his frustration at his situation and now Mark Hughes has agreed to let him leave, joining the Cherries in a deal worth £2million.

"I enjoyed my years at Stoke but I spoke with the manager Mark Hughes and we both agreed it was time to move on - I am excited now to start a new chapter in my career," says Wilson, who joins compatriots Harry Arter and Eunan O'Kane at the club. Hopefully we can do as well as possible this year. I didn't come to Bournemouth to play in a team that's going to get relegated. I see a lot of positives in this team. The aim must be to finish better than we did last season - that would be a very good stepping stone.

"Personally I just want to get my head down, train hard with the boys."

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