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Introducing: Bournemouth’s new No.1, Mark Travers?

Introducing: Bournemouth’s new No.1, Mark Travers? - Introducing

When it comes to between the sticks, Eddie Howe has had a real problem at Bournemouth this season.

Asmir Begovic has been too error-prone, resulting in the Cherries boss dropping him for Artur Boruc.

But at 39 years of age, and having quite a few mistakes in his game, too, the former Poland international is hardly the long-term solution. Bearing that in mind, step forth, Mark Travers.

The 19-year-old starred in Bournemouth’s recent 1-0 win against Tottenham to give Howe something to really think about going forward.

On his Premier League debut versus Mauricio Pochettino’s team, Travers’ shot-stopping was particularly impressive.

He managed to parry some very powerful shots out of play or into areas where Tottenham could not hurt his side.

That is not something you always see from goalkeepers, even from some of the ones at the top of the Premier League, who continue to push the ball back into the danger zone.

All in all, it was a very promising display by Travers and an encouraging sign for Howe.

Going into next season, the Bournemouth manager knows he has to sort out this issue he has in goal.

And in Travers, he might just have the solution. With rumours still circulating about a potential move for Stoke City’s Jack Butland (Sky Sports), though, Howe may feel it is too soon to throw Travers in at the deep end.

But if he ends up having to, based on that Tottenham game, the Bournemouth youth product looks more than capable of doing a job.

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