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Man Utd defender Laird proud to help Bournemouth win promotion

Manchester United defender Ethan Laird is proud to have helped Bournemouth win promotion.

The Cherries — who were relegated from the top-flight at the end of the 2019/20 campaign — sealed their return to the promised land thanks to a 1-0 win over Nottingham Forest last Tuesday.

Laird, who joined the Cherries on loan in January after his temporary stint at Swansea City was cut short, made six appearances for the Vitality Stadium outfit and was an unused substitute against Forest.

"I'm a young lad, I'm only 20 years old," Laird told Bournemouth's club website. "Being here and experiencing a promotion, being in a Championship side, working for promotion, there's a lot of pressure, a lot of things that come with it.

"But it's all happy, happy feelings and we're just going to keep doing what we do. I think it's been very easy to see our feelings about promotion, we're all buzzing. We stuck to our task the whole season."

He continued: "Obviously, I came in January and I feel for the lads because they've been working their butts off since the start of the season and now we're at the promised land. Everyone's happy, everyone's buzzing, the fans are buzzing, the gaffer's happy – I'm speechless.

"I didn't stop screaming for days after the Forest game, I was keeping the vibes going in camp. I realise that there are repercussions to that – losing my voice!"

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