Date: 13th December 2018 at 7:16pm
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AFC Bournemouth have made and agreed on improved contracts with two of their younger players.

20-year-old striker Sam Surridge and 19-year-old midfielder Nnamdi Ofoborh have both signed new deals at Dean Court until the summer of 2021.

Out of the pair, Surridge is probably the most well known of the two having spent last season out on loan with League Two side Yeovil Town.

During his first ever campaign at Football League level, Surridge made 53 appearances and scored 10 goals.

This season, after just nine games with fellow League Two side Oldham Athletic, Surridge hit a further 9 goals to really prove his credentials at that level.

An injury has slowed his progress in recent weeks, but its only a matter of time before his goalscoring form continues, hopefully, buoyed by this new contract with the Cherries.

Surridge told

“It’s a nice feeling and I’m really pleased, I’ve been doing well out on loan and it’s almost like being rewarded for what I’ve been doing and it’s going well so far.

“I scored quite a few goals in my first few months and I felt sharp and was really enjoying my football…”

“…I’ve had lots of good experiences out on loan so far and it’s almost been an upwards curve. I want to keep playing and keep scoring and see what happens. I want to keep showing that I have earned the new deal.”

Ofoborh, is the current AFC Bournemouth Under 21’s captain, having been at the club for the past three years.

He was last seasons Cherries’ Young Player of the Season and has recently represented Nigeria at Under 20’s level.

Discussing the future Ofoborh told

“…I was over the moon (about the new contract), he (Eddie Howe) is a great manager and coach, he helps me with everything I need to work on.

“I need to work and listen to all of the coaching staff to make me a better player for the future.

“I want to stay consistent, hopefully be listening to all the coaches at the club I can kick on and my aim is to stay in and around the first team fold.”

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kirsikka wrote…

Good news about Sam Surridge. He does seem to have a bit about him and the Oldham fans seem very impressed, many of the opinion he’ll be on loan at a Championship club next season. Fingers crossed he carries on the development… maybe he’ll fill the Defoe shaped hole in the squad when his contract expires. – Join the conversation, click here.

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