Cherries land Pompey man
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Bournemouth have signed Portsmouth youngster James Keene on loan.Bournemouth have signed Portsmouth youngster James Keene on a month's loan.
The 19-year-old striker joins the League One club as cover for the injured Steve Fletcher, who is sidelined for another three weeks with a knee problem.
Keene's move to Dean Court is the second loan spell the player has made away from Fratton Park, having spent time on loan at Kidderminster Harriers last autumn.
Having made just two senior appearances for Pompey, manager Alain Perrin has allowed the teenager to gain more first team experience with The Cherries.
"It's a good club with a professional set up and they have started the season pretty well," Keene told Bournemouth's official website.
"I'm looking forward to the experience of playing for Bournemouth and hopefully, I can do well here."