Cherries pluck trio

Purches, Artur and Nelson sign on for Cherries

Purches: Rejoined Bournemouth

Stephen Purches, Harry Artur and Mitchell Nelson have signed for Bournemouth as the newly promoted Cherries prepare for life in League One.

Versatile Purches, a defender who can play at centre-back, full-back or in midfield, has returned to the club following his release from Leyton Orient.

The 30-year-old spent seven years in his previous spell at Dean Court, including scoring for the Cherries in their 2003 play-off win.

Central defender Nelson, a Colchester trainee, has signed a three-year deal at Dean Court from non-league outfit from Tooting & Mitcham, while Artur joins from fellow non-leaguers Woking.