Bournemouth's Charlie Daniels signs new contract

Bournemouth's Charlie Daniels
Image: Charlie Daniels is 'at his peak physically' according to Eddie Howe

Bournemouth left-back Charlie Daniels has signed a new three-and-a-half-year contract.

The 29-year-old has been a regular starter for the Cherries since joining them from Leyton Orient in November 2011.

Only five of his 156 appearances for the club have been as a substitute and he has chipped in with 10 goals - four from the penalty spot, although he did miss one against Everton last weekend.

Daniels has started 25 of Bournemouth's 26 Premier League matches and boss Eddie Howe says he deserves his new deal.

Howe told his club's official website: "Charlie has been a model of consistency for me this season. He has been very, very impressive and really set the marker for us. Not only on matchdays but also in training.

"He deserves this deal and hopefully it's another step towards what will be a successful season for us.

"He has really elevated his game to a new level this season. That's not easy when you take into consideration the kind of wingers he is coming up against every week.

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Charlie Daniels of Bournemouth coverts the penalty to score his team's second goal
Image: Daniels nets from the penalty spot against Norwich earlier this season

"But he has been at his peak physically and I believe that has really helped him."

Daniels started his career at Tottenham but did not make a first-team appearance and had loans spells with Chesterfield, Leyton Orient and Gillingham before returning to the Os on a permanent basis in January 2009.

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Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe won't relax until they are mathematically safe from the drop

He said: "I feel as though I'm playing my best football now. Playing in the Premier League is what I've always wanted to do and I need to keep working hard to keep improving.

"It's been a great journey and build-up from League One and I'm really looking forward to helping us to go even further."

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