Pitman tipped for the top

Image: Pitman: Six goals this season

Bournemouth veteran Steve Fletcher believes strike partner Brett Pitman could play at higher level.

Fletcher backing Cherries' strike partner to shine

Bournemouth veteran Steve Fletcher has told skysports.com he believes that strike partner Brett Pitman could play at a much higher level. The 21-year-old pipped his more experienced team-mate to the PFA League Two Player of the Month award for September as a result of his six goals, five of which came last month, this season. Fletcher, who has been with the Cherries for almost 17 years in two different spells, is worried that vultures may be circling over the Jersey-born striker when the January transfer window opens.

Luxury

"I think for me just to get nominated was a luxury, but Brett deserved to win it because he has started the season on fire," he told skysports.com. "He is a good player and he has the chance to go on to better things as long as he keeps himself right. I think that they were just stuck for a fourth person to nominate and my name just cropped up. "We have been a selling club for as long as I can remember, like 75-80 per cent of the clubs in this division are and when a good offer comes in for a player, with unpaid bills left, right and centre then it is hard not to accept offers.
Cheap
"Nobody would want to step in a player's way if he has the chance to better himself elsewhere, but the money has to be right for the club and I feel that in the past players have left for cheap. "Other teams know the situation here and they take advantage by offering less than what the player's are actually worth. "We are a selling club and we always will be unless that white knight comes along to pull the club out of the situation it is in, but I can't see that happening any time soon."

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