Moss delighted with Cherries move
By Patrick Goss
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
NEIL MOSS has told planetfootball that he expects to complete his move to Bournemouth on Wednesday, and that he is looking forward to making a name for himself at the club.
Moss was freed from Southampton this winter, but did enough in an earlier three month loan spell at Dean Court to earn a deal with The Cherries.
The goalkeeper is keen to get first-team football at Bournemouth, and hopes his Premiership experience will come in handy.
"It's more or less done and dusted," Moss told planetfootball. "I have to meet the chairman again tomorrow [Wednesday] but everything is in place.
"It's a great move for me and I'm looking forward to playing for Bournemouth.
"Football is in a transitional period and although I have taken a substantial pay-cut I am delighted to have been handed a three-and-a-half year contract.
"Bournemouth is a really good side, a young side and I hope they can do well."
Moss will look back on his time at Southampton fondly - and had nothing but praise for Gordon Strachan, despite never really figuring in the Scot's plans.
"Gordon Strachan has done a fantastic job there, and I wish Southampton nothing but good luck.
"But sometimes your face doesn't fit, for whatever reason, and it's time to move on.
"He said very early that he would allow me to move on, and would not stand in my way.
"Saints have been run very well for five or six years by Rupert Lowe and I think that has put them in good stead in the current climate.
"There are one of only a handful of clubs with any money to spend, and Southampton are one of them."