Bond a fan of Hughes
By Mark Buckingham
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Kevin Bond feels it is unlikely he will be able to bring Richard Hughes back to Bournemouth.
Kevin Bond feels it is unlikely he will be able to bring Portsmouth midfielder Richard Hughes back to Bournemouth.
Hughes has been on the periphery at Fratton Park this season, with his sole start coming in the second round of the Carling Cup last month.
He has been linked with a return to Bournemouth, where he spent four years before signing for Pompey in 2002.
But new Cherries boss Bond, who was formerly on Portsmouth's coaching staff, concedes his prospects of landing Hughes are remote.
"He's a tremendous character and a quality person who played a big part in Portsmouth staying up last season," Bond told the Bournemouth Echo.
"I'm also aware that he is not playing at the moment and that he would probably be slightly frustrated by that.
"Of course I'd love Richard Hughes here, but I would think it is extremely unlikely.
"I haven't even asked the question of Harry because at the moment, I honestly don't think it would be feasible."
Bond has already brought in Franck Songo'o from Pompey on loan, but has refuted talk he also wants to sign recent recruit Berlin Ndebe-Nlome from his old side.
He added: "I don't know where that's come from. I honestly don't know anything about that one, but he is not someone we're currently looking at."