AFC Bournemouth winger Marc Pugh is determined to win his place back in the Cherries starting line up.
The 29 year old joined the Cherries in 2010, where Pugh has completed a remarkable rise through the English pyramid.
Pugh scored a single goal in the Conference whilst on loan at Kidderminster, before scoring in League Two for Bury and Shrewsbury.
He then went on to score in League One for Hereford and AFC Bournemouth.
Following the Cherries promotion from the third tier in 2013, Pugh has also scored in the Championship and in the Premier League, which means Pugh has now scored in all five of the top divisions in England.
Last season he made 30 appearances in all competitions, scoring five times.
However this season a hamstring injury and strong competition for places has limited Pugh to just 29 minutes of football in the EFL Cup and 9 minutes in the Premier League.
Pugh told the Daily 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.’
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