Date: 9th January 2015 at 8:10am
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AFC Bournemouth midfielder Andrew Surman believes he made the right decision leaving Norwich for the Cherries in September.

Surman first came to Dean Court for a half season loan spell at Dean Court in 2005 when he made 28 appearances, scoring 6 goals whilst on loan from Southampton.

He went on to leave Southampton in 2009, signing for Wolves for £1.2million. He made 9 appearances before leaving for Norwich twelve months later.

Whilst at Carrow Road he made 56 appearances, including 29 in the Premier League, but hadn’t featured in the league since September 2012 and he had only made one appearance in 2013 which was the FA Cup upset against Luton in January.

The lack of opportunities saw him move to the Cherries on a full season loan in July 2013 and Surman enjoyed the full Championship campaign before returning to his parent club following their relegation from the Premier League.

However after just one appearance in the Championship with Norwich, the two clubs agreed a permanent deal in the region of £500,000 which saw Surman return to Dean Court for a third spell.

Surman told the Daily Echo

“I think it was time to move. The first two years at Norwich were really good as we won promotion and played in the Premier League.

“The second two years I was injured and then came on loan at Bournemouth. They weren`t the happiest two years and I got to the point where I felt I wasn`t going to be playing as much football as I would if I moved.

“I`ve still got a good relationship with the club and everyone there but I`m really pleased that I came here and was given a chance.

“I`m trying to treat Saturday as just another game. Obviously, there is a bit of extra spice because it`s my old club but I think it`s important to keep focused on what I have been doing and try and repeat it.”

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