The Football League Paper - - NEWS - By Ian Roth­well

BOURNEMOUTH boss Ed­die Howe has told Swin­don to for­get about sign­ing Wes Thomas af­ter the Cher­ries re­jected their bid for the striker.

The Robins tabled around £125,000 for the 26-year-old but that was given short shrift by Howe.

Thomas has been with Bournemouth since 2011 and has scored 11 goals in 48 games but spent much of their pro­mo­tion cam­paign last sea­son out on loan at Portsmouth, as well as Black­pool and Birm­ing­ham.

But Howe now claims he is now firmly back in his plans. He said: “Wes isn’t for sale, Swin­don haven’t been en­cour­aged and the bid has been re­jected. We want to bring in a striker to com­ple­ment what we have. We cer­tainly wouldn’t want to be let­ting one go.

“He has put in a cou­ple of good per­for­mances. He has worked ex­tremely hard and the fans re­ally took to him last Satur­day when they saw how much of a shift he put in for the team, and his at­ti­tude and com­mit­ment to the cause, so long may that con­tinue.”

WARN­ING: Ed­die Howe

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