Cherries bring back former keeper
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
BOURNEMOUTH have taken Southampton goalkeeper Neil Moss on a month's loan as the Division Three outfit struggles with injuries to their custodians.
The loan move is with a view to an extension and Moss will start for his old club when The Cherries host Bury on Saturday.
Moss has dropped down the pecking order in the goalkeeping department with The Saints as Wales number one Paul Jones and Finnish international Antti Niemi head manager Gordon Strachan's selection list.
The 27-year-old made 29 appearances for The Cherries between 1993 and 1995 and was an integral part of former manager Mel Machin's side.
He has only made 22 appearances for Southampton since joining them in 1995 and will now look to get in some matches in with the Dean Court club.
Speaking to planetfootball.com, Moss revealed that he is likely go right into Sean O'Driscoll's side when he joins The Cherries on Friday.
Moss said: "They asked me late yesterday (Wednesday) to come down and play some games for a month until one of their keepers gets fit.
"I know Sean O'Driscoll very well and they are struggling with a couple of injuries to their keepers.
"I'm not doing a lot with Southampton at the moment so I'm going there to play, not to mess about."
Moss added that the loan move to his old club has not deterred him from trying to work his way up the pecking order at the St. Mary's Stadium.
He added: "I'm obviously disappointed with what's happened over the last couple of weeks.
"I didn't feel I deserve to be out of the squad like I am but these things happen in football and I accept that.
"I haven't really thought longer term for myself because I feel I can do a better job than the keepers that are in there at the moment.
"However, the manager doesn't agree with me and that's obviously a problem."