Cherries snap up Smith

Howe happy to bring in right-back as cover

Last updated: 23rd September 2010  

Cherries snap up Smith

Smith: Bournemouth move

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Bournemouth have snapped up Tottenham Hotspur's teenage defender Adam Smith on a month-long loan deal.

The England Under 19 international has joined the League One club to provide cover due to concerns over the fitness of Lee Bradbury and Stephen Purches.

Smith had loan spells at Wycombe Wanderers and Torquay United last season, and Cherries boss Eddie Howe is happy to have signed the 19-year-old.

"I have been aware of Adam for a long time," Howe told the Daily Echo.

"I watched him for the first time in a pre-season friendly about two-and-a-half years ago and he impressed me straight away. He is someone we have always kept tabs on and we are delighted to bring him here.

"We are fortunate to have two very good right-backs, but unfortunate that we have lost them both to injury at the same time.

"We are lucky that we are in a position to bring in a loan player as cover. Hopefully, Adam will enjoy his time with us and his stay will benefit both parties."