O'DRISCOLL FINALLY GETS HIS MAN
By Stephen Bateman
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
The 23-year-old had also been targeted by Luton Town boss Joe Kinnear, although he a has now opted to pen a one-year deal, complete with a one-year option, that will tie him to the Dorset club on a permanent basis.
O'Driscoll told the club's official website: "We always knew that Shaun was good enough to play at this level. Both myself and Peter [Grant] have watched him and our scouts have looked at him playing in Ireland.
"We couldn't move for him over a year ago because of the fee but the player has shown commitment to AFC Bournemouth by turning down other clubs and risking injury by playing for us on Saturday.
"He's moved financially to make it work and he's certainly expressed his desire to come here. Hopefully the fans will respond to that."