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Kieran McAnespie on loan to Bournemouth

last updated Friday 15th February 2002, 11:18 PM
Fulham defender Kieran McAnespie has gone on a month's loan to Bournemouth. The former St Johnstone ace has signed in time to be included in the squad for this weekend's game against Wycombe.

The 22-year-old has failed to make the breakthrough at Fulham only making two appearances for The Cottagers and he spent a loan spell at Hearts last season.

Fulham defender Kieran McAnespie
Fulham defender Kieran McAnespie joins Bournemouth on a month's loan.
The former Scottish Under-21 international is delighted to be moving to Dean Court as he will get regular first-team football.

"The fact that I am getting the opportunity to play first-team football is the best thing for me." "I've missed two years of first-team football since I went to Fulham but the education I have gained there has been remarkable."

Cherries boss Sean O'Driscoll was also happy to have signed the full back and he is the second loan signing this week following Danny Thomas's arrival from Leicester City
"We knew about Kieran when he first joined Fulham," O'Driscoll said "They bought him with the idea of playing him in the First Division and hopefully progressing to the Premier Division.

"That's not quite happened for him and they have got Jon Harley who they bought from Chelsea and Rufus Brevett. That pushes Kieran down the list.

"Fulham have a policy of not letting their players out on loan but the opportunity came when we heard that they might do so with him.

"People might say that we need a striker more, but in football you have to get players when they become available, like Danny Thomas did. The board were really good in letting us take him on a contract and to take Kieran on a short-term loan."
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