Date: 10th January 2015 at 8:27pm
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AFC Bournemouth winger Matt Richie believes life at Dean Court is perfect.

Ritchie made the move the Cherries from Swindon in January 2013, when the two clubs agreed a fee of £500,000.

Ritchie settled well into the side and made 17 appearances during the second half of the season as the Cherries won promotion from League One.

The following season he was once again a regular as the Cherries enjoyed their step up to the Championship under Eddie Howe, with Ritchie making 32 appearances scoring nine goals.

AFC Bournemouth’s finish of 10th was a club record highest finish in England’s second tier.

Thus far this season Ritchie has scored seven goals and is the Championships leading assist maker with eleven after 29 appearances.

Despite the loss to Norwich City, AFC Bournemouth remain top of the Championship.

Ritchie told BBC Radio Solent

“I`m delighted, I`ve loved my time here, I think everything around the place and everything that is happening is positive. I love the lads and I love working with the staff, the gaffer, everything is right, and I`m from down south so it`s perfect.

“The club`s in a great place and hopefully we`ve got a great chance to get to the Premier League.

“I don`t want to speak too soon but I think with the group of players we`ve got and the mentality we have throughout the group, this could be a really big year and hopefully I can be a part of it.

“To establish myself as a Premier League footballer is a dream, and if I can do this with this group of players and with this club it would be special…’


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