AFC Bournemouth assistant manager Jason Tindall believes that AFC Bournemouth youth team product Baily Cargill enjoyed a dream Premier League debut against Manchester United.
Winchester born Cargill joined the Cherries youth team set-up at the age of 13.
He went on to sign his first professional contract in 2012, but would not go on to make his AFC Bournemouth debut for another two years.
Instead he enjoyed various loan spells with Southern League Premier Division side AFC Totton, Conference Premier outfit Welling United and then making his Football League debut with Torquay United in League Two where he made 5 league appearances.
When his chance came for the Cherries during the 2014/2015 he made 6 appearances, all in cup competitions, with 5 appearances in the Football League Cup and 1 appearance in the FA Cup.
During this run he made his first appearance for England at Under 20’s level.
The following season he made another 4 appearances for AFC Bournemouth, split evenly between the Football League Cup and the FA Cup. He then went out on loan again, this time with League One side Coventry City making 5 appearances before an ankle injury ended his season early.
He began the 2016/17 season out on loan with Gillingham in League One, ankle and hernia injuries limited him to 10 appearances before he was recalled to AFC Bournemouth in January 2017.
Cargill made his Premier League debut for AFC Bournemouth away to Manchester United, coming on for the final 12 minutes with the score at 1-1 and the Cherries having been down to 10 men since the first half.
Tindall told the Daily Echo…
‘It is what dreams are made of for any young player.
‘You dream of making your debut at a place like this. I think it was a good situation, in a sense, for Baily.
‘It was difficult in terms of the scoreline and with us being down to 10 men.
‘But he had a bit of time to think about it and I think he has delivered a performance that is down to the hard work he has put in, in training.’
The fact that he came though unscathed was enough. Had he made an error for the winning goal that could have played on his mind for the future. He did well. As for being a bit shaky, I think we’d all be a bit shaky seeing out the last few minutes of a vital game against ManUre away. He is only a human being after all. – Join the conversation here.
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