Friday, 29 June 2018

Should Simpson be loaned out to a Championship side?

Bournemouth have not found it easy to get their younger players into the first team and yet the talent the club is starting to acquire really needs to get game time if they are to learn and develop. The club has already released centre-back Baily Cargill and I am starting to wonder what kind of message this sends out to a player like Jack Simpson who managed to break into the first team for a period last season?

Jack Simpson will want more games next season.
Just like Cargill, Simpson has shown he can mix it with players that are more experienced and he didn't look out of place playing for the Cherries in FA Cup matches against Wigan or even against high-flyers Man City. And yet, Simpson's prospects at playing a more  involved part at the Cherries next season might be limited if as is thought Eddie Howe is looking to bring in more defenders. So does this give Simpson the signal to go and play on loan at another club?

I would not be at all surprised if Eddie Howe tells Jack that to play in the Championship will develop him much faster than simply training with the first squad at AFCB. Whether Simpson has any say in his future I don't know, but when he sees how Ryan Fraser benefited from his time in the Championship, it would surely be of value to Simpson to get that kind of experience. It will mean that other clubs get a good look at him and Bournemouth might be keen not to attract to much attention for the player, but it's not fair on the young defender just to keep him on the bench every week in my opinion.


I think Simpson could do a very good job for a number of clubs. He has the quick thinking skills to make him a valuable asset and he does the basics well.  A club like Derby where he could listen to the views of Frank Lampard could be a good destination as they look to add youth to their squad.
In other news, Marseille will visit Dean Court in August

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