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Bournemouth hero Pugh full of praise for loyal gaffer Howe

AFC Bournemouth winger Marc Pugh has heaped praise on the club's gaffer, Eddie Howe, after he led the Cherries to the top division of English football for the first time in their history.

Pugh, 28, has also enjoyed a dramatic rise in his career after signing on a free from seventh-tier club Hereford in 2010 when he feared his career was over.

In the wake of Bournemouth's promotion to the Premier League, Pugh said: "I've got a lot to thank the gaffer for personally. As a player he's brought me on and developed me and he's been a true inspiration for the football club.

"Five years ago I wasn't good enough, but the gaffer always kept me going and believed in me and I've believed in myself."

Pugh has scored 47 goals in 229 appearances for the Cherries since arriving at Dean Court.

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