Sunday, 31 January 2016

Cherries agree fee for Rhoys Wiggins

I woke up this morning somewhat shocked and had to rub my eyes a couple of time before re-reading the headline on the Bournemouth Echo that the club was said to be in for Rhoys Wiggins at Sheffield Wednesday. It has been apparently clear all season that AFCB have been missing a left back with Tyrone Mings being injured so early on, but Wiggins was not a name that immediately came to mind as a stand in although Eddie Howe likes plucking players who have played for the club before and in Rhoys Wiggins he may not have picked the most popular player with the Cherries' fans.

Rhoys was keen to get away after the play-off defeat with Huddersfield Town in 2010 and his transfer request was not much liked by the fans. He went to Charlton and has since played for Sheffield Wednesday but has struggled to get in their side.

AFCB have made a bid for the former Bournemouth left back and that has been accepted by Sheffield Wednesday. On the pitch, Rhoys has a talent for making attacking runs and whipping in lots of crosses and committing defenders with his pace. Always received as the biggest boo boy by AFCB fans in the last few years it will be interesting to see how he gets on when he comes back and if he is forgiven as Eddie Howe certainly has faith in him that he can do a good job if called upon in the Premier League.

Like Lewis Grabban, Rhoys is a player that may not have been seen as crucial for the club to be reunited with and yet if it is these former players that make Eddie Howe and the team feel more secure and rekindle the fighting belief that they feel they need to stay in the Premier League then I would hope that everyone gets behind the whole team including any signings. They are playing for AFCB and trying to achieve something that has not been done before for the club. We need to be in this together and we back the manager and his signings. UTCIAD!  

1 comment:

  1. Seems bizzare that he couldn't get in a poor Charlton team,was surplus to requirements at Hillsborough but now might get a chance in the prem. At 28 he needs to paying wherever he goes. I wish him luck and just a shame it didn't work out for him in the blue and white stripes!UTO