Winger wants more first-team action


Bournemouth winger Marc Pugh says he is determined to win his place back in Eddie Howe's first team at Dean Court.

Last season was a successful one for the 29-year-old, who joined the club back in 2010, with 30 appearances made in the first team.

This term has seen a change as a combination of injury problems and strong competition for places has restricted him to just minutes of first-team action, something he is keen to change.

Pugh told the Echo: “I’m a firm believer that if I’m doing everything possible to get in the team then that’s all I can do. At this moment in time, I’m not in the starting XI but I will do everything in my power to try and change that.

“I’m massive on playing football, I don’t want to be there just to pick my wages up. I want to play week in, week out if I can.

“Unfortunately, at the moment it’s not happening. I’m not a great watcher of football because I want to be out there but it’s part and parcel of the game.

“You have setbacks and have to deal with the tough times and be ready when called upon.

“It’s just unfortunate that this year I haven’t played as much as I would like. Hopefully, that will change soon.”