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​Bournemouth interim coach O'Neil: Neto has brought so much to us

Bournemouth interim coach Gary O'Neil is delighted with his goalkeeper options.

Summer signing Neto has recently replaced Mark Travers as Bournemouth's number one goalkeeper.

Asked what Neto has brought to Cherries since his arrival, O'Neil told the Daily Echo: "I think he brings, a leadership, a big voice in the dressing room.

"He was, in my opinion, a big part of our response to the tough spell that we went through.

"Absolutely nothing against Mark. He has always worked extremely hard and has been extremely professional since we decided to change the goalkeeper.

"And now I'm really fortunate to have two really good ones.

"Fantastic goalkeepers, and I would trust both of them, in fact, to put them in."

When asked to expand on Neto's off the field qualities, O'Neil added: "He's a real good guy, great around the lads, good in the dressing room.

"You can always hear him on the pitch, training pitch, match pitch, you can always hear him. So he's big for us."

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