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Howe: Thomas is not for sale

Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe has no intention of selling Wes Thomas, with his focus locked on bolstering his ranks.

Last Updated: 09/08/13 at 18:56 Post Comment

Wes Thomas: Considered to be an important part of Eddie Howe's plans

Wes Thomas: Considered to be an important part of Eddie Howe's plans

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It has been reported that ambitious League One outfit Swindon Town have seen two bids for Thomas knocked back.

The 26-year-old, who spent time on loan at Portsmouth, Blackpool and Birmingham City last season, did appear destined to make a summer move at one stage.

He has, however, been drafted into Howe's plans for 2013/14 and the Cherries boss insists his priority at present is bringing in another frontman - not letting one leave.

Howe told the Daily Echo: "We want to bring in a striker to complement what we have.

"We certainly wouldn't want to be letting one go in a different direction, especially someone who has started the two games for us this season and done well.

"He (Thomas) has put in a couple of good performances. He has worked extremely hard and I think the fans really took to him on Saturday when they saw how much of a shift he put in for the team, and his attitude and commitment to the cause, so long may that continue."

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